Dr. Laura Berman
In the first product expansion of the Chicago Sun-Times since its corporate ownership changed hands, a new weekly section focusing on health, nutrition, fitness and beauty will debut Wednesday.‚ The premiere edition of Mind & Body will be a 12-page tabloid-size pullout, targeted to all readers regardless of age or gender, according to its editors.
In addition to copy written by staffers and local free-lancers, the section will feature a familiar lineup of columnists, including Dr. Laura Berman, whose sex advice column had been running in the Sun-Times until last February, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen, whose Q & A column previously ran on Thursdays, and Chicago personal trainer Cornell McClellan, whose clients include President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Overseeing Mind & Body is deputy features editor Sue Ontiveros, a 25-year veteran of the Sun-Times and former food editor. She'll also continue to oversee Easy, the weekly lifestyle section which runs on Thursdays. Of the new venture, Ontiveros said:
"I truly believe that eating well and getting daily exercise is the formula needed to live a long and healthy life, so I am quite excited to be heading up this section. Mind & Body is a natural for me. While the food editor, I wrote extensively about nutrition and promoted eating well, so I am happy that this will be an area Mind & Body will cover."