Alison Brower Returning to The Hollywood Reporter as Deputy Editorial Director

5:00 AM PST 05/15/2014 by THR staff
Christopher Patey
Alison Brower

The "Dr. Oz The Good Life" editor-in-chief starts June 30, while features director Jeanie Pyun has been promoted to deputy editor.

Alison Brower is returning to The Hollywood Reporter as deputy editorial director.

Brower comes to THR from Hearst, where she served as editor-in-chief of Dr. Oz's successful lifestyle publication, Dr. Oz The Good Life.

Brower previously served as special projects editor at THR, where she edited feature packages, including last year's comedy issue and Cannes issue, which was nominated at the National Magazine Awards. Prior to her tenure at THR, Brower was the interim editor-in-chief of Seventeen

"After the worst NYC winter in memory, I'm glad to return to sunshine, hiking Franklin Canyon, mushroom-and-taleggio pizza at Mozza, tennis, cheering at my nephew's surf competitions this summer, First Fridays in Venice and Emmy awards season," Brower says.

Brower starts at THR on June 30 and will report to Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media.

"As you'll remember, I complained profusely when she departed -- so I couldn't be more thrilled she is coming back home," Min said in a memo to staff.

In addition, features director Jeanie Pyun has been promoted to deputy editor. She most recently managed THR's glitzy Oscar, New York and Cannes issues. Pyun  got her start at Vanity Fair and went on to work at DetailsMademoiselle and InStyle. She also was editor of Organic Style magazine and a daily Washington Post green-lifestyle website.

"Jeanie is an exceptional editor and packager who can turn all of our crazy ideas into stories without ever breaking a sweat," Min said.

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