Colin Kearns Named Editor-In-Chief of Field & Stream Magazine

Colin Kearns
Colin Kearns
Field & Stream
Field & Stream

New York, NY -( Colin Kearns has been named Editor-in-Chief of Field & Stream; It was announced today by Anthony Licata, Editorial Director, Lifestyle Group, Bonnier Corp.

This appointment is effective immediately. Kearns was promoted from his role as Field & Stream’s Senior Deputy Editor, where he drove many of the brand’s major editorial projects, including cover packages, video projects and integrated marketing programs. Kearns has built his career at Bonnier’s outdoor magazines, writing and editing for Salt Water Sportsman before being named Senior Editor at Field & Stream in 2008.

Kearns succeeds Anthony Licata, who will remain in his role as Editorial Director of the Bonnier Lifestyle Group. He oversees the editorial staff and direction of Popular Science, SAVEUR, Field & Stream, Popular Photography, American Photo, and Outdoor Life. Licata is a widely respected authority not only in hunting and fishing circles, but also in wildlife and land conservation. He has been with Bonnier for almost two decades, earning Field & Stream nearly a dozen National Magazine Award nominations and two wins in the prestigious General Excellence Category in 2009 and 2014. Licata will continue to work closely with all the Bonnier Lifestyle Group titles as well as on the re-launch of Popular Science under the leadership of newly appointed Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown. He will also contribute hunting and fishing content to Field & Stream.

“As an avid outdoorsmen and exceptional colleague, we are so excited to have Colin take the reigns at Field & Stream,” Licata said. “He is an incredibly versatile editor, writer, and content producer. His professionalism, vision, and leadership are respected by staff and contributors. He is perfect fit to lead the brand as we continue to adapt in today’s ever-changing media climate.”

“Field & Stream is such an iconic brand—this is an absolute dream job for an outdoorsman,” said Kearns. “I couldn’t be more honored to lead such a smart, driven, and talented team. I can’t wait to see the kinds of great new stories we’ll share with our audience.”

Kearns is a graduate of Indiana University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, but is always on the lookout for the chance to sneak away for a quick fishing trip.

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Soc Clay

Hi Colin, my name ios Soc Clay. I am an aging photo-journalist from eastern Kentucky. I’ve worked for about everyone in the trade and store 140,000 chrome and digital images here in the cabin in Fern Hollow. I like to write about Kentucky Reels history, short food stuff (best damn chili I ever eat), Elvis’ Famed Peanut & Banana sandwich ). If you have a need to look at some of these images, please contact me at [email protected]. /ph 606-932-4126 I have some stuff on Google.
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I’m not happy with the changes to two month issues. I purchased a 12 month subscription for 12 magazines. Your first two month edition is 102 pages. Looking back at the page amount (90) of your November 2017 issue, it’s only 12 pages less. In the future I’ll look at other magazines that are printed 12 months a year. Just like your editorial said, I wait for the next issue to come in the mail. Now I have to wait two months