Palm Springs Life Names REC’s Maryann Ridini Spencer Food Editor

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Palm Springs Life Names REC’s Maryann Ridini Spencer Food Editor

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Maryann Ridini Spencer Named Food Editor, Palm Springs Life Magazine

Maryann Ridini Spencer Named Food Editor, Palm Springs Life Magazine


PALM SPRINGS, CA (February 16, 2011) — Palm Springs Life Magazine has appointed journalist and TV/film producer/writer/host Maryann Ridini Spencer as food editor, the magazine announced today. In this position, she will contribute editorial features and coordinate the magazine’s popular Great Restaurants (September edition) and Dine Out (January Edition) special sections.

Ridini Spencer will contribute editorial to Palm Springs Life, Desert Guide, and She will also write, produce and host video segments for the magazine and website.

“Maryann is a natural fit to expand the epicurean content of our publications and website,” says Steven Biller, editor-in-chief of Palm Springs Life. “Maryann has contributed food and lifestyle content to the magazine as a freelancer for several years and we value her contributions.”

Longtime Palm Springs Life food editor Donna Curran remains a contributing editor, writing periodically about food and entertaining.

Ridini Spencer has written for Los Angeles Magazine, California Magazine, Hi-Def, and Soap Opera Digest. As a producer/writer/director, she worked in CNN’s  Los Angeles bureau and has also written, produced and/or directed a number of TV series and specials (home, health and fitness, talk and news magazines), and movies for Showtime, SyFy Channel, The Movie Channel, and USA Networks. She continues to produce and host news segments for various networks on a variety of topics in addition to writing/producing movies.

Currently, she produces/directs/writes and hosts, Simply Delicious Living with Maryann,® the short-form video series that serves up recipes and is dedicated to all things home, hearth, and joyous living.  The show, which premiered in the Coachella Valley in October 2010, is now available on Time Warner Cable Desert Cities On Demand ® (Channel 110 in the Desert) throughout Southern California to an audience of approximately 1.8 million subscribers.  The show can also be seen online at:

“I’m excited to work with Palm Springs Life in this role,” says Ridini Spencer. “Food, writing, and production are my passions, and I look forward to presenting content and features in both print and in video formats to provide first-class content for the magazine’s discerning readers.”

Ridini Spencer will continue to serve as president of Ridini Entertainment Corp., a PR/marketing and TV/film production firm she founded in 1990. Most recently, under her company banner, Ridini Spencer co-wrote/produced the Hallmark Hall of Fame production “The Lost Valentine,” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, for CBS-TV.

Palm Springs Life

Palm Springs Life brings its readers engaging and topical monthly articles, including richly drawn celebrity profiles; intelligent features on contemporary culture, art, architecture, and lifestyle trends; the desert’s vibrant social scene; and the ultimate guide for what to do, where to go and what to wear in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts communities.

Palm Springs Life is the essential lifestyle magazine for the Palm Springs Desert Resorts, which is comprised of nine dynamic cities. Enriching the lives of residents and visitors from around the world for more than 50 years, Palm Springs Life has achieved icon status during its successful history — which places it in rarefied company in the publishing world. Palm Springs Life is published by Desert Publications Inc., which produces lifestyle magazines throughout the West Coast.

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Lydia Kremer

Vortex Public Relations