HUMO is getting a new editor-in-chief. Danny Ilegems, on the job part-time at HUMO as adviser to interim editor-in-chief Karel Degraeve since June, will now manage the editorial office of the magazine. For Danny Ilegems this means a return to his roots; he became well-known as an investigative journalist at HUMO in the 90s. Danny was subsequently editor-in-chief of MaoMagazine and Deng. At Sanoma he launched the monthly magazine Goedele as editor-in-chief, and various personality magazines. In the past year he has primarily worked on revitalising the monthly magazine Feeling.
Danny Ilegems on his move to HUMO: "I thank the management of Sanoma, and certainly also the many businesswomen at work, for the fruitful and pleasant collaboration over the past years. I thank the management of Humo and of De Vijver Media for their confidence, trust and high expectations. Despite all the tidings of doom, HUMO remains the third largest weekly magazine in Flanders. With a combined reach (print magazine and digital together) that exceeds that of the most-watched TV programmes and that of the quality press on the weekends. HUMO not only has an illustrious past, it remains a journalistic standard today. I’m not going to make any big statements of intentions, but together with the editors and employees of HUMO I will make every effort to make it even more to the liking of the readers and followers of HUMO in particular. That can have serious consequences."
An Brouckmans, Editor-in-Chief of Feeling: ‘Danny took care of the pepper and spice that Feeling, among others, needed. We will miss him, but we understand the choice all too well: he’s the right man, at the right magazine, at the right time’.
Chantal Janssens, Publisher of HUMO: ‘Danny gets the exciting task of making the weekly magazine more than ever the standard for sharp humour, unique interviews and outspoken journalism. But at the same time he will translate the DNA of HUMO into other channels and platforms. The great reach of our digital channels during the summer festivals proves that we have a public that wants even more from HUMO on the digital level’.
Danny will start his new position at HUMO immediately.