Some breaking personnel news is currently circulating at the New York Daily News. The paper, which continues to make massive Web traffic inroads, has expanded the responsibilities of its features and lifestyle guru.
Here’s the lunch hour email from the paper’s EIC Colin Myler:
I am delighted to announce that Raakhee Mirchandani is to become our new Head of Content for Features and Lifestyle. In this new, extended role, Raakhee will be responsible for overseeing all our entertainment, features and lifestyle content for the paper and online. This is such a central and significant part of our DNA and her drive, energy and experience will be invaluable in building our digital profile and audience.
Please join me in congratulating Raakhee in her new role which begins immediately.
Mirchandani was previously a features editor for the print side only and, earlier, a fashion editor. She has also worked at the Boston Herald, the New York Post and sits on the board of the South Asian Journalists Association.
More than ever, Mirchandani is living up to her personal Twitter handle. Congrats.
[Pictured: The current most read content at nydailynews.com]