Bonnie Fuller has resigned as editor of Us Weekly, a once struggling celebrity magazine that she revived, to become editorial director of American Media Inc., a major publisher of supermarket tabloids including The National Enquirer.
Fuller resigned Thursday, 16 months after taking over Us Weekly, magazine spokeswoman Samantha Rosenthal said Friday. Us Weekly is owned jointly by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner and Walt Disney Co.
During her tenure, Fuller boosted Us Weekly's newsstand circulation, a key measure of a magazine's draw with readers, with splashy cover lines and aggressive graphics and stories. Us Weekly faces fierce competition for celebrity news with Time Inc.'s dominant People magazine.