August 23, 2017 7:15 AM ET


Company Overview of American Media, Inc.

Company Overview

American Media, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, publishes celebrity and health and active lifestyle magazines in the United States and Europe. It operates through Celebrity Brands, Men’s Active Lifestyle, and Corporate and Other segments. The Celebrity Brands segment provides various weekly magazines under the National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, and Soap Opera Digest brand names. The Men’s Active Lifestyle segment offers Men’s Fitness, a lifestyle magazine for men from 18 to 34 years old on fashion, grooming, automotive, finance, travel, and other lifestyle categories; Muscle & Fitness, a fitness physique training magazine; Flex, a bodybuilding magazine; and Muscle ...

1000 American Media Way

Boca Raton, FL 33464

United States

Founded in 1990

333 Employees



Key Executives for American Media, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 51
Senior Vice President of Operations
Age: 54
Men's Fitness Editorial Director and Chief Executive Officer of Galvanized
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Digital Media Operations
Age: 50
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

American Media, Inc. Key Developments

American Media Names Greg Emmanuel as Chief Content Officer of Men's Journal

American Media, Inc. (AMI) reported that Greg Emmanuel has been appointed Chief Content Officer of Men's Journal. This role will include oversight of the magazine and website which were recently acquired by AMI from Wenner Media. Emmanuel takes over for Mark Healy who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. He will report to Shawn Perine, Editorial Director and Chief Content Officer of the AMI Enthusiast group.

Richard Simmons Files Libel Lawsuit Against National Enquirer and its Parent Company over Stories

Richard Simmons has filed a libel lawsuit against the National Enquirer and its parent company over stories that claim he is living as a transgender woman. The lawsuit filed May 8, 2017 is seeking unspecified damages as well as an apology and retraction for stories published in June 2016 and March 2017 in the Enquirer and its website, RadarOnline. The lawsuit against American Media, Inc., states the stories rely on a man who has tried to blackmail the former fitness guru for years, and included a 2013 photo of Simmons dressed in drag. It states Simmons often dressed as a woman as part of his public persona. Simmons retreated from public life in 2014, sparking rampant speculation about his health and wellbeing. The Enquirer wrote in a statement that it is standing by its reporting on Simmons.

American Media, Inc. Appoints James Heidenry as Editor in Chief

American Media, Inc. has closed the acquisition of US-based celebrity-focused publication US Weekly from Wenner Media. The closing follows the completion of the federal regulatory review period with AMI having immediate management control of US Weekly. Victoria Lasdon Rose will remain vice president and chief revenue officer for US Weekly and James Heidenry has been named editor in chief.

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