Forbes Hires Daily Beast’s Randall Lane as New Editor

Lane, who worked at Forbes from 1991 to 1997, will oversee the print edition’s editorial content

Last Updated: August 9, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

Forbes Media has rehired one of its own to be the editor of its eponymous magazine. 

Forbes announced Tuesday that Randall Lane, who worked at Forbes magazine in various positions form 1991-1997, will now be its editor, overseeing editorial content development and editing for the print edition.

Lane will report to Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer, starting after Labor Day.

“Randall is a highly experienced and accomplished business editor, author and reporter who deeply understands the Forbes brand and its mission,” D’Vorkin said in a statement. “As the founder of several magazine startups, he’s got that entrepreneurial spirit. His unique blend of talent and knowledge fits perfectly with where Forbes is headed.”

D'vorkin is another Forbes alumnus who was brought back to the company this year. His latest offering, True/Slant, was purchased by Forbes in May as D'vorkin was installed in his current position to redesign the magazines, its website and oversee all editorial content.

Lane joins Forbes after serving as an editor at large at The Daily Beast and Newsweek. He previously co-founded and served as editor-in chief of six magazines and was the chief restaurant critic for Time Out New York.