Howard New Ed. Chief at B'way
-- 12/20/99

Beginning January 4, 2000, Gerald Howard will take on the additional duties of v-p, editorial director for Broadway Books. Howard, who joined Doubleday in 1998, will also continue to serve as executive editor for Doubleday.

Howard will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the Broadway editorial department. Howard, who will report directly to Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Doubleday Broadway, replaces Bob Asahina, who joined Broadway earlier this year as senior v-p, deputy publisher and editor-in-chief. Asahina will leave Broadway December 31.