NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) today announced that Sharon Carty is the new Editor-in-Chief of the recently launched digital magazine, Yahoo Autos. Sharon will lead a talented group of automotive experts including Managing Editor Justin Hyde, Editor-at-Large Alex Lloyd and Road Test Editor Aki Sugawara.
“We continue to add dynamic editors to our growing digital magazines and we’re thrilled to have Sharon Carty join the Yahoo Autos team,“ said Susan Kittenplan, VP & Executive Editor, New Media Initiatives. “Sharon’s deep experience in the auto industry coupled with her background in digital media makes her a perfect leader for the team.”
“Autos is one of the most exciting industries to cover,” Carty said. “It’s a combination of blue-collar grit and white-collar business strategy, with a dash of Hollywood. Yahoo Autos will tell stories that tap into that excitement, and will bridge the gap between enthusiasts and your average consumer."
Sharon joins Yahoo Autos from AOL’s Autoblog where she was the Editor-in-Chief overseeing a staff of reporters and videographers. Sharon has covered the auto industry since 2002. She’s broken news on the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies, Toyota’s sudden acceleration recalls, and documented the emerging Asian markets by traveling to China, India and South Korea. She served as USA Today’s Detroit bureau reporter and has written for the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Yahoo Autos puts readers in the driver’s seat with special access to unreleased cars, a redesigned new car research tool, exclusive interviews, breaking news and more. Yahoo’s digital magazines are quickly rising to the top of their categories with number one titles like Yahoo Beauty, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Style and Yahoo Travel1.
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1 Source: March 2015 comScore