<i>Playboy</i>’s Silberstein Jumps to <i>Penthouse</i>

Penthouse Media Group Inc., the parent company of Penthouse magazine, today named Diane Silberstein to the position of president and publisher of its magazine group. Silberstein will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Penthouse publishing group, overseeing the editorial, advertising, production and circulation of each Penthouse publication.

Silberstein joins Penthouse from Playboy magazine, where she was vice president/publisher. Prior to Playboy, she was with Ziff Davis Media as publisher of YAHOO! Internet Life. She has also served as senior vice president/group publisher at Phase2Media, an internet advertising sales, marketing and promotional company, and was publisher of The New Yorker and Elle. Silberstein has held top positions with Allure and Vogue and began her career at Glamour.

“Diane is a respected executive in publishing, and her expertise in a broad array of categories and knowledge of the business are key to Penthouse in growing the brand as a men’s lifestyle publication and extending the brand further across multi-media platforms,” said Penthouse CEO Marc H. Bell. “We are very excited to have Diane join our team. Her expertise and knowledge in the publishing arena is unsurpassed.”

Silberstein added, “Penthouse’s future look and voice will give the consumer [access] to an engaging mix of subjects, with the core benefit of feeling like an insider who holds the coveted key to unlocking a world of topics honed to the interests of young men.”