Milwaukee Magazine Publisher Betty Quadracci named Kurt Chandler the magazine’s new editor today. The move came after Cristina Daglas, the magazine’s current editor, announced she was leaving to become editor of D Magazine in Dallas.
Daglas has been with the magazine since 2009, serving as editor since February 2012. “I am so proud to leave behind an excellent staff with an unbelievably capable editor at the helm,” Daglas says. “I can’t wait to see how the magazine moves forward.”
Chandler worked at Milwaukee Magazine for 14 years as a senior editor, serving as acting editor from June 2003 to October 2004.
He left the magazine in March 2012 to pursue book projects and is the author of Shaving Lessons: A Memoir of Father and Son and Passages of Pride: Lesbian and Gay Youth Come of Age.
At Milwaukee Magazine, Chandler won the National Headliners Award five times. He has been named Writer of the Year by the National City & Regional Magazine Association and Journalist of the Year by the Milwaukee Press Club.
Born in Milwaukee, Chandler worked for daily newspapers in Boulder, Colo., and Minneapolis before returning to Milwaukee in 1996.
“It’s so serendipitous that while one wonderful editor is leaving and will go on to become a remarkable editor at D Magazine, another remarkable editor, and a friend of the magazine, is coming in,” Quadracci says. “I am thrilled how this has turned out.”
Chandler will begin as editor Aug. 19.
Milwaukee Magazine won 15 Milwaukee Press Club awards and received two City & Regional Magazine Association nominations for work conducted in 2012. It also produced the nation’s first cover-to-cover augmented reality issue.
Milwaukee Magazine is owned by Quad Graphics.