Tony Gervino Named Editor-in-Chief of Billboard
Posted on April 30, 2014Tony Gervino is the new Editor-in-Chief of Billboard. He was previously executive editor of Hearts Magazines International. Gervino will report to Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group. Gervino's appointment follows Bill Werde's exit form the magazine earlier this year. Editor Joe Levy becomes editor-at-large for Billboard.
Min says in a statement, "Tony has both the editorial vision and newsroom drive to lead Billboard into its next act. His enthusiasm and knowledge for music and editing, plus a demonstrated track record in the creation of compelling content on both a niche and mass scale make him an excellent choice for Billboard."
Gervino says, "Billboard is the platform that the music business speaks from. With millions of fans connecting to the artists, songs, labels, producers and albums they love through the Billboard brand, we're in the truly incredible position of being able to influence music around the world. I can't overstate how exciting an opportunity this is for me, both on a professional and personal level."