J. Scott Crystal has been named EVP/publisher of the TV Guide Publishing Group, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. said Monday. Crystal will manage the sales and marketing teams for TV Guide’s print
and online operations. He will report directly to TV Guide Publishing Group President John Loughlin. Crystal had been president/CEO of the Business Innovator Group of Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing
until July. His responsibilities included Inc. and Fast Company magazines. Crystal has also worked at Ziff Davis Media Inc. in charge of the company’s consumer titles including Yahoo! Internet Life.
He was VP/publishing director of the National Geographic Society from 1994 to 2000. Crystal fills a position left vacant since Tom Hardy left in November 2001.