Maryam Sanati appointed to position of editor-in-chief at Chatelaine



    TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Maryam Sanati has been appointed to the position
of editor-in-chief at Chatelaine. Sanati, who has been with Canada's leading
women's magazine for more than 18 months as Deputy Editor, steps into her new
role at Chatelaine on the eve of its 80th anniversary celebrations. Canada's
first national magazine for women will unveil a brand new look with its May
2008 issue. The announcement of Sanati's appointment was made earlier today by
Kerry Mitchell, Publisher and Vice-President of Rogers Consumer Publishing,
the owner of Chatelaine.
    "Maryam has demonstrated a passionate commitment to delivering solid
editorial content throughout her career and particularly during her tenure
here at Chatelaine," said Mitchell. "We're all very excited about the next
phase of our history under her continued leadership."
    "We have all been impressed by Maryam's great journalistic instincts and
her professionalism over the last year-and-a-half," added Lise Ravary,
Vice-President and Editorial Director of Women's Magazines at Rogers Consumer
Publishing. "She has an intuitive understanding of what today's Canadian women
want from their Chatelaine."
    "It's an honour to be appointed to this role with a magazine that holds
such a special place in the hearts of Canadian women," said Sanati. "We have a
very talented team here at Chatelaine that believes in delivering our readers
the very best in content. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with
them."
    The Iranian-born Sanati, who in the pages of Chatelaine, has shared the
story of her family's departure from their homeland in the late seventies,
began her career in journalism more than 15 years ago at Toronto Life
magazine. She remained there for five years, rising up the ranks from intern
to more senior editing roles. She left Toronto Life to become deputy editor of
Shift, at a time when the magazine was launching in the United States and
producing National Magazine Award-winning stories on the Canadian home front.
    She then served as Deputy Editor at The Globe and Mail's Report on
Business Magazine, where she was actively involved in two large-scale
redesigns. In her final year at the publication, Report on Business Magazine
received a record number of editorial National Magazine Award nominations,
largely for stories edited by Sanati. As an editor, she then moved on to the
newspaper side at The Globe.
    Thirty-eight-year-old Sanati and her husband live in Toronto. She is an
active volunteer in her spare time, advocating for girls' education.
    Sanati steps into her new role at Chatelaine in the midst of an important
period of growth. With more than 4 million readers of every issue of the
magazine, Chatelaine remains Canada's leading women's media brand and engages
its broad national audience 13 times a year in print and every day at
Chatelaine.com.
    Amongst other activities planned for Chatelaine's 80th anniversary and
redesign, the magazine will officially celebrate this unique Canadian
milestone during the first week of April at an exclusive invitation-only gala
at The Windsor Arms in Toronto. With celebrities and noteworthy Canadians
expected to walk the red carpet, the evening promises to be a unique
tip-of-the-hat to Canadian women.

    About Chatelaine:

    Canada's leading women's magazine and community reflects and connects
Canadian women with relevant information and inspiring stories. For close to
80 years, Chatelaine magazine has been building communities while providing
leading-edge insights into women's foremost concerns in the areas of health,
food, social issues, décor, fashion and beauty. Chatelaine.com is the No. 1
Canadian Website for women 18+. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers
Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc.

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For further information:

For further information: Suneel Khanna, (416) 764-1219,
suneel.khanna@rci.rogers.com

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