Condé Nast, the publisher of national newspaper supplement Parade
, Thursday announced that Walter Anderson is retiring as chairman-CEO of Parade Publications. He will stay with the company
until his replacement is named. During his 31-year tenure at Parade
, Anderson, 64, increased the magazine's circulation from 21.6 million in 129 Sunday newspapers to 33 million in 470 papers.
As editor, he brought in acclaimed writers including David Halberstam, Norman Mailer, Dick Schaap, Gail Sheehy, and Herman Wouk. Anderson introduced regular columns by Isadore Rosenfeld on health,
Sheila Lukins on food, Dr. Carl Sagan on science, the "Ask Marilyn" column by Marilyn vos Savant, and "In Step With," by the late James Brady.