Hearst Magazines named Daniel Bernard chief product and technology officer


Hearst Magazines today announced that Daniel Bernard has been named chief product and technology officer, overseeing technology, product development and user experience for Hearst Magazines. The announcement was made by Hearst Magazines President Debi Chirichella, to whom he will report.

Bernard joins Hearst from Dow Jones, where he recently served as chief experience officer, overseeing product management, user experience, technology, customer intelligence and data and AI functions across Dow Jones’ portfolio of businesses. Previously, he was the general manager of Barron’s and senior vice president, deputy publisher of Barron’s Group (Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News).

“Daniel is an innovative and strategic leader with deep digital experience and a profound understanding of today’s media consumer,” Chirichella said. “He has a proven track record of leveraging new and emerging technology and creating products that attract and grow audiences while driving revenue. We are thrilled for him to join our team as we accelerate the ongoing digital transformation of our business.”

Bernard brings two decades of digital experience and product innovation to his new role. He first joined Dow Jones in 2006, serving as vice president of marketing and then as general manager and vice president of WSJ Online. In 2008, he was named chief product officer of The Wall Street Journal digital network.

“It’s an exciting and transformative time for both Hearst Magazines and the industry,” Bernard said. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented team as we drive innovation and growth and build the future for this iconic organization.”

Before returning to Dow Jones in 2017, Bernard was the chief product officer at Gannett. Earlier in his career, he was head of product for Time.com, Fortune.com and Money.com.

He begins his new role on June 3.

About Hearst Magazines:

Hearst Magazines, the world’s largest lifestyle publisher, has a portfolio of more than 25 powerful brands in the U.S. that inspire and entertain audiences across all media platforms. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach 153 million readers and site visitors each month — 61% of all millennials and 57% of all Gen Z adults over the age of 18 (Source: 2023 Comscore Multi-Platform© MRI-Simmons (12-23/F23). The company publishes more than 200 magazine editions and 175 websites around the world.


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