Yep, you read that right: I am now heading up Travel for Yahoo! And I’m beyond excited. So, things at A Broad Abroad will be… a little slow for a while. I got a relaunch to do. Bear with me, and sign up (on the right hand side) for a subscription so you’ll get all the updates emailed to you! But things are about to get real exciting real fast.
After the jump, the full press release!
We’re excited to welcome two new leaders to our editorial team as part of our ongoing commitment to re-imagine how news and information is delivered and consumed: Paula Froelich, Editor in Chief of Travel; and Josh Wolk, Executive Editor of Yahoo Entertainment. Additionally, Sarah McColl, former managing editor of Yahoo Food, has been promoted to Editor in Chief of Yahoo Food.
Starting today, Paula will serve as Editor in Chief of Yahoo Travel, where she will lead editorial direction, original content, and the expansion and re-imagination of Yahoo Travel. She is an award-winning journalist, creator of the travel website A Broad Abroad, and the New York Times best-selling author of the novel Mercury In Retrograde. She was the deputy editor of the New York Post’s gossip column, “Page Six,” for 10 years.
In his new role as Executive Editor of Yahoo Entertainment, Josh will oversee all editorial operations and shape the voice for entertainment coverage across the Yahoo media network. Josh comes to Yahoo from Vulture.com/New York Magazine where he served as editorial director. Prior to that, he was a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly. Josh will start at Yahoo on April 7, 2014.
Sarah McColl oversees all editorial functions for Yahoo Food (http://yahoo.com/food), which launched earlier this year. She has been part of Yahoo’s lifestyle editorial team since 2010. Prior to Yahoo, Sarah was a senior editor at Conde Nast, where she launched a network of blogs and produced video programming. She has also written for Bon Appetit and House Beautiful and her website was called one of the “Best Blogs for Foodies” by Bon Appetit.
Yahoo makes the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. We are committed to delivering trusted news and original content, through innovative product experiences, to more than 800 million users worldwide. Paula and Josh join other industry leaders recently hired at Yahoo including Katie Couric, Global Anchor; tech columnist David Pogue; Yahoo News Editor in Chief Megan Liberman; national political columnist Matt Bai, and several other award-winning journalists and editors.