Linda Pizzuti Henry Will Oversee

The Globe owner’s wife will replace outgoing digital chief David Skok.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

A familiar face has taken the reins of

Linda Pizzuti Henry, wife of Globe and Red Sox owner John Henry, will oversee the Boston Globe Media Partners property, media critic Dan Kennedy confirmed Saturday. Anthony Bonfiglio, who joined the company two years ago, will oversee digital operations across all BGMP properties.

News of the tandem came just one day after Globe editor Brian McGrory told the newsroom that digital chief David Skok would be departing at the end of the year following a three-year stint with BGMP. In a memo obtained by Kennedy, chief executive Mike Sheehan said general manager Eleanor Cleverly will continue in her duties, but will now report to Henry.

“[Skok] has been a driving force in the success we’ve experienced on and, with Eleanor and her team, was key to stabilizing over the past six months,” Sheehan wrote. “As he transitions out, the leadership of Anthony, Eleanor, and Linda will help us continue to be the region’s leading source of journalism that becomes more relevant and interesting by the hour.”

A North Shore native, Henry holds degrees from Babson College and MIT, and cofounded the annual HUBweek festival, which partners with local universities and other institutions to celebrate innovation in the Boston area.

  • Mumbles

    These folks should commiserate with Janet Marie Smith, an architect who worked for the Red Sox and has had a great career developing and improving ball parks (she did the new Camden Yards). Too bad for Smith, Pizzuti decided she wanted that role shortly after she got married to the owner, and Smith was sent packing.

    Moral of the story: don’t take a job with John Henry if his wife wants a new hobby.

  • Alan Jones

    Once the golddigging trophy wife decides she needs a new hobby, you know the end has come for whatever business she has her eye on.

    Absolutely ridiculous.