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Bazaar Places Betts

June 25, 1999|BARBARA THOMAS

Harper's Bazaar has named a new editor in chief, Katherine "Kate" Betts, 35, former fashion news director of Vogue. Betts will take the place of the much-respected Liz Tilberis, who died of ovarian cancer in April.

"Kate's reputation in the fashion magazine industry is extraordinary," said Cathleen P. Black, president of Hearst Magazines, which owns Bazaar. "She has been an innovator in covering fashion beyond the design world and the runway."

Betts, who has been with Vogue since 1991, edited that magazine's popular Vogue's View and Vogue's Index sections. Previously, she managed the Paris office of WWD, W and M magazines.

Betts' goal is to make Bazaar the readers' style source by "adding fashionable people and writers with engaging voices to the very modern mix of fashion, design and photography that Bazaar has come to represent."

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