The American version of OK! which is slowly but surely establishing itself in the US has a new publisher. It's third in just over a year. He is Tom Morrissy who has left Entertainment Weekly after ten years.
At one time he was the magazines national sales manager. Recently Morrissy, in a sweeping Time Inc reorganisation, was demoted from publisher of EW to associate publisher. At the same time about 100 other jobs were eliminated. Morrissiy, revealing he was leaving EW insisted it was not because of problems at Time Inc.
"I left because I am joining a magazine where I really feel I can make a difference," he said. He replaces Melanie Danks who has been holding the job since last September but is now returning to England. The original publisher was Gabriel Fireman. OK! , which struggled at first to make inroads in the US market, (until it cut its price), is now reported to have a paid circulation of just over 450,00. That was in the first quarter of this year.