Redbook editor in chief Stacy Morrison is leaving the magazine, effective April 16. In an internal Hearst memo, Morrison said, “I’m sad to announce that I am resigning my post as editor in chief of Redbook magazine today, due to family illnesses that require my presence and full attention.”

“Our thoughts — and I’m sure those of Redbook readers — are with Stacy and her family. We hope for the best for her family and thank her for her years of service to Hearst Magazines,” said Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black, who added that “a search for a new editor has begun.” 

This story first appeared in the April 9, 2010 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

In March, Simon & Schuster published Morrison’s first book, “Falling Apart in One Piece,” a memoir about her divorce. And prior to joining Redbook in 2004, Morrison was executive editor at Marie Claire. In the second half of 2009, Redbook’s newsstand sales dropped 30 percent to 126,400 compared with the second half of 2008, while total paid and verified circulation was basically flat at roughly 2.2 million, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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