Indianapolis… Emmis Publishing L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS), today announced that it has hired Amy Saralegui as publisher of Los Angeles magazine. Saralegui, 40, has served as Texas advertising director of Emmis Publishing’s Texas Monthly since 2003.
“During her tenure with Texas Monthly, Amy has proved herself an expert seller and a gifted leader.” said Gary Thoe, president of Emmis Publishing. “We conducted a thorough search for this position, and we were thrilled to find the best candidate among our own ranks. She is a testament to the amazing talent pool at Emmis.”
In addition to overseeing Texas Monthly’s Dallas, Houston and Austin sales offices and sales development, Saralegui’s professional experience includes tenures as associate and interim publisher of Latina magazine and director of retail marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren.
“Los Angeles is a dominant brand in one of the most dynamic media markets,” said Saralegui. “It has continued growth potential, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the magazine’s sister publications.” Emmis Publishing’s California properties also include Tu Ciudad Los Angeles and Orange Coast magazines.
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Emmis is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis Publishing includes Los Angeles Magazine, Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, Orange Coast, Texas Monthly, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati Magazine, Atlanta Magazine and Country Sampler. Emmis owns 21 FM and two AM domestic radio stations serving the nation’s largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind. In May 2005, Emmis announced its intent to seek strategic alternatives for its 16 television stations, and has since sold of 15 of them. Emmis also owns a radio network, international radio stations, an interactive business and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales.