EXCLUSIVE: Two top editors leave Portico magazine


Last week, editor Abigail Millwood and art director Lane Gregory resigned from Portico magazine, Media of Birmingham has learned.

Millwood announced her departure in an e-mail Friday. In a follow-up, she said she left to spend time with her son and pursue book ideas before attending law school in the fall.

Gregory left on March 29. Interviewed by e-mail, she cited differences with magazine president Harvey Bishop, who has not responded to requests for comment. Gregory is looking for freelance design work.

The Birmingham-based monthly publication, started in 2001, won Folio’s award for Best Regional Magazine in 2004 and 2005. No word on if or how the positions will be filled.

Update April 9: Thanks to our commenter Sam, we have confirmed that Portico’s sole account executive Katie Rochester has resigned, saying all three were overworked. She is currently looking for another job.

It’s unclear what Portico’s future is, given that no staff members are left, and Bishop has not responded to requests for comment.

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4 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Two top editors leave Portico magazine

  1. I’ve heard that the Account Executive left this week as well… Who’s left?

  2. Is Portico still being published? Does anyone know?

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