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Yahoo Hires Time’s Fuchs; Expands Beatty’s Role

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is shuffling the management of its media properties: The company tells us it has hired Time (NYSE: TWX) Inc.’s Ken Fuchs as an executive and that Luke Beatty will take on an “expanded role running the community sites and our local efforts.”

At Time Inc., Fuchs was VP of emerging platforms (he was promoted to that role only in October, after running Sports Illustrated’s digital group); Beatty has been at Yahoo since last summer, when Yahoo purchased Associated Content, which he founded.

The changes follow Yahoo’s hiring of former Fox Interactive executive Mickie Rosen as SVP of the Yahoo Media Network in early January. She replaced Raymond Stern, who had been leading the group since September, when SVP of audience, mobile and local David Ko and Yahoo Media head Jimmy Pitaro left the company as part of an executive exodus.

Yahoo did not provide us with any color about today’s changes, beyond a one sentence statement, but, as always, AllThingsDigital’s Kara Swisher, who first reported the news, has the background on the moves. Swisher says Fuchs will run Yahoo’s sports, games and entertainment sites, while Beatty will now run Flickr, Groups, and Answers, among other properties. She says Yahoo News head Mark Walker and Local head Matt Idema are both on the way out.