Thursday, November 04, 2004

At the Masthead

National Geographic has named its new editor-in-chief, and it's... a former photographer for the magazine.

Chris Johns will succeed William Allen after a 10-year run at the magazine's top editorial position. Having worked with the yellow-bordered mainstay for almost 20 years, Johns made the move from photographer to associate editor just three years ago.

"I don't regret a day of the field time," he says. Um, no you didn't. 'Cause then you hung out with lions and won awards, and now you sit at a desk, eh? Congratulations! (Seriously, congratulations; it just seems so much more exciting to be a photographer for the mag.)

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