June 1, 2009 / 3:58 AM / 9 years ago

Playboy may offer CEO post to Scott Flanders - WSJ

June 1 (Reuters) - Playboy Enterprises Inc PLA.N, publisher of one of the world’s best known adult magazines, is likely to offer its vacant CEO post to Scott Flanders, president and chief executive of Freedom Communications Inc, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.

No contract has been signed and the intended hire could fall apart, the paper said.

The people told the paper that Flanders has emerged as the clear favorite for the position, after a few recent visits to the Playboy Mansion.

Freedom Communications, based in Irvine, California, owns TV stations and newspapers in the United States and publishes the the Orange County Register in California.

A Playboy spokeswoman based in Chicago declined to comment to the paper, while the paper could not reach Freedom Communications for comment.

Reuters attempts to reach Playboy and Flanders on Sunday night were unsuccessful. (Reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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