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The game of media musical chairs reached a fever pitch this week.

Meredith Rollins

Meredith Rollins

Photo By Susan Pittard

THE CHANGES GO ON: The game of media musical chairs reached a fever pitch earlier this week, when news broke that Condé Nast golden child David Carey had been poached by (or fled to) Hearst to head up its magazines division. And the poaching — call it “tapping,” if you like — continues. After hiring former Glamour articles editor Sunny Sea Gold as her deputy editor of features earlier this month, Redbook editor in chief (and former executive editor of Glamour) Jill Herzig has made another raid on her 4 Times Square stomping grounds, albeit at a different publication. Herzig has hired Lucky’s executive editor, Meredith Rollins, to work her magic in the same role at Redbook, the Hearst supermarket staple, beginning July 19. Rollins has been executive editor at Lucky since 2005. (Before that, she was articles director at W and worked in features at New York, George and Harper’s Bazaar.)

And in the digital world… executive editor Anna Pezik is jumping to Hearst Magazines to become fashion and beauty director of its Digital Media unit. She starts July 12. In the newly created position, Pezik will oversee the Web teams for and and consult on fashion and beauty coverage for Hearst’s other sites. Pezik, who, prior to joining in 2008, held positions at, Life & Style Weekly and, will report to Mark Weinberg, vice president of programming and product strategy at Hearst Magazines Digital Media., in turn, has tapped Kat Thomsen, currently managing editor of, to be its new managing editor, effectively replacing Pezik. The site also has signed up Fabiola Beracasa to host Web videos — a victory for socialites everywhere.

— Nick Axelrod

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