Cleveland Magazine Welcomes New Associate Publisher Denise Polverine
The industry veteran is excited to assist the brand in succeeding both on and off the page.
Denise Polverine, a longtime force on the local media scene, joins Cleveland Magazine today as associate publisher.
"I am thrilled to become part of Cleveland Magazine,” Polverine says. “It's an iconic brand that has always been in the homes of my family and friends and is becoming more and more part of the daily conversation in town on digital and social platforms.”
Polverine most recently served as the director of digital content and strategy at Channel 3. Prior to that she was the editor-in-chief and director of digital operations at cleveland.com for 17 years. Polverine also serves as the president of The Press Club of Cleveland and was the first "Digital Pioneer" inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 2018.
Polverine clearly has the experience and expertise to help the brand succeed in a more digital future, according to Cleveland Magazine president and publisher Lute Harmon Jr.
“She has been at the forefront of digital journalism and marketing her entire career,” says Harmon, “and she is uniquely equipped to lead amazing results for the local businesses and organizations that are looking to grow and thrive here.”
Harmon adds that he feels optimistic both for the magazine and, more importantly, for the region it serves. The publication, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in April, will unveil a new look in its next issue. (Look for a sneak peek on Instagram at noon today.)
“We at Cleveland Magazine could not be more excited about the direction the community is headed,” he says. “Our readers have always been believers in the quality of life that one can find in Cleveland. It is the perfect time to bring in someone of Denise’s caliber.”
Polverine is on the board of the St. Clair Superior Development Corp. and also teaches one journalism class per year at Case Western Reserve University. She is married to longtime sportswriter, author and sports talk host, Dennis Manoloff, and they live in North Royalton. Combined, they have three children, Ava, Garrett and Grace.
The magazine’s mission is one she embraces both personally and professionally.
“I love,” she says, “that this publication celebrates living in Northeast Ohio.”