Matt Frilingos to edit Famous as Amy Sinclair departs

Sinclair: Moving interstate

Frilingos: Promoted

Frilingos: Promoted

Former Daily Telegraph showbiz writer Matt Frilingos has been named as the new editor of Pacific Magazines’ celebrity title Famous with Amy Sinclair departing after a year in the role.

Frilingos has been with Famous since it launched in 2006. Before that he worked on The Daily Telegraph in Sydney including a stint on Sydney Confidential.

According to PacMags, the reason for Sinclair’s departure is a move interstate. Sinclair is a former editor of New Idea and Woman’s Day.

In the most recent set of circulation audit numbers, Famous was the best performing of the weekly titles, with a circulation of 86,056 – a relatively small decline of 2.9 per cent on a year previously.

Gereurd Roberts, publisher of Famous said in today’s announcement: “Matt’s creativity, insight and drive will bring new opportunities for the Famous brand. We are thrilled for Matt to step-up to the role of editor as Famous continues to redefine the weekly magazine market.”

Frilingos said: “I look forward to what will be a hugely exciting phase for the magazine, and the great opportunities this role presents.”

The appointment is effective immediately.


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