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Yankee Magazine Names Amy Traverso Senior Lifestyle Editor: Food, Home & Garden

Yankee Magazine Names Amy Traverso Senior Lifestyle Editor: Food, Home & Garden
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DUBLIN, N.H. (March 3, 2011)–Veteran food editor Amy Traverso has been named senior lifestyle editor at Yankee Magazine. In this newly created position, she will oversee Yankee‘s Food and Home & Garden departments and contribute articles to the magazine. Previously, Traverso served as Yankee‘s food editor from 2002 to 2005.

“I’ve worked with Amy for more than nine years and have always been impressed with her ability to infuse useful information with her natural storytelling,” says editor Mel Allen. “Whether she’s writing about spending time at New England’s most exclusive resort, or creating innovative recipes for cranberries, or finding unusual and beautiful homes, I know Amy’s stories will reflect her New England sensibility. I’m very happy she has rejoined us.”

This September, W.W. Norton & Company will publish Traverso’s Apple Lover’s Cookbook, the lead book in the publisher’s fall 2011 catalogue. Traverso has written for publications such as Salon.com, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Boston Globe, among others. She served as food editor at Boston Magazine from 2007 to 2009 and as a contributing editor to the magazine since 2009. She was Sunset Magazine‘s associate food editor from 2005 to 2007, where she reported on food and restaurant trends and wrote travel features.

A graduate of Smith College, Traverso completed Radcliffe’s six-week intensive course in publishing and has attended classes at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and the Boston University Culinary Program.

“I’m thrilled to return to Yankee as lifestyle editor,” Traverso says. “As a native New Englander, I find tremendous joy in traveling around the region, finding new stories, and bringing them to Yankee‘s pages. I see my job as bringing culinary and creative inspiration to our readers, helping them discover the people, places, and traditions that make this such a wonderful place to live.”

Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. With a paid circulation of over 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. In 2011, Yankee Magazine was named a finalist in the national City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards in four categories: General Excellence, Excellence in Writing, Photography, and Multimedia. 2010 marked Yankee Magazine‘s 75th anniversary as New England’s magazine. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Contact: Heather Atwell, heathera@yankeepub.com or 603-563-8111 x180.

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