Since joining the staff of Entertainment Weekly in 1989, four months before the publication of our first issue, general editor Steven Reddicliffe has proved himself one of this magazine’s most vital and energetic talents. He directed EW‘s smart, lively coverage of television and children’s entertainment in its first two years and oversaw the creation of several popular special issues, most notably EW‘s year-end double issues (including this one) and Power 101, our authoritative annual list of the most powerful people in entertainment. His wit, inexhaustible creativity, and story instinct have strongly shaped the nature of this magazine.
So it is with both pride and sorrow that we bid him farewell as he and his wife, Connie, leave New York City for San Francisco, where Steve will begin a challenging new assignment as the editor-in-chief of Parenting magazine. If you don’t believe that to be a task for which Steve is eminently qualified, just ask his 2-year-old triplets. They should keep his capable hands full-and inspire a few story ideas as well. ”I’ve always loved service magazines,” he says. ”I’m just going from the service magazine of entertainment to the service magazine of being good mothers and fathers.” And yes, there is a connection between the two worlds: Steve points out that ”Macaulay Culkin, the hottest leading man in movies, could have been on the cover of Parenting just a few years ago.”
Good luck, Steve. May the wind always be at your back, and may your diapers always be dry.
Michael J. Klingensmith, Publisher