Michael Caruso to run Smithsonian magazine

Smithsonian November 2011 cover.jpgCaruso, the editor of Los Angeles magazine between 1995 and 1997, was named Oct. 19 as editor-in-chief of Smithsonian. He succeeds Carey Winfrey, who retired Sept. 30. After Los Angeles, Caruso ran Details and and Men's Journal, but his stays at each magazine were not exactly long. As MIN Online puts it, "each was accompanied by clashes with, respectively, 1984-2005 Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner (Disney owned Los Angeles at the time), Condé Nast chairman S.I. Newhouse, Jr., and Wenner Media chairman Jann Wenner. Each was a factor in his tenures being short."

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