Ryan D'Agostino Named Editor-in-Chief of Popular Mechanics
Posted on April 28, 2014Ryan D'Agostino has been named editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, which has a circulation of 1.2 million. James Meigs, the former editor-in-chief left to pursue a book project. D'Agostino is the former articles editor of Esquire. He has been with Esquire since 2006. David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire, has added the title of editorial director of Popular Mechanics.
David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, says in a statement, "Ryan is an inspired, versatile editor with a clear sense of the Popular Mechanics mission, and he understands the men's market so well. I'm thrilled to see David Granger make an even larger contribution at Hearst Magazines. He is one of our very best content creators, with enormous creative and intellectual range. David's always pushing the boundaries of what a magazine can be, and he will help guide the Popular Mechanics team as they evolve this multiplatform brand."
D'Agostino says, "Today's amazing technology is the stuff Popular Mechanics was dreaming about back when I was 10 and used to stay up late reading it with a flashlight. Now it's our daily reality. I'm looking forward to exploring how all these innovations can improve our lives—and investigating what's next."