Keith Kelly reports this morning that Town & Country editor Stephen Drucker has been cleaning house since he came over from House Beautiful in the spring. Mr. Drucker has shown the door to three editors, according to Mr. Kelly, and his features editor Heidi Mitchell recently resigned.
The Observer ran into Mr. Drucker at Hearst’s Fashion Week kick-off party (that is, David Carey’s debut) last night. We asked him what he had in the works at Town & Country.
“If you’re gonna have a new magazine, you have to shake it up,” Mr. Drucker said. “You have to stay tuned. This is what we do. This is what editors do. We shake things up.”
Mr. Kelly points out that House Beautiful‘s newsstand take grew more than 30 percent in the first half of 2010 as Mr. Drucker was finishing up his tenure.