Linda Pizzuti Henry Will Oversee Boston.com
The Globe owner’s wife will replace outgoing digital chief David Skok.
A familiar face has taken the reins of Boston.com.
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 Boston.com 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 bostonglobe.com and, with Eleanor and her team, was key to stabilizing boston.com 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.