By Dan Solomon, Publisher
Since its arrival in 1964, Muscular Development has been a leading title in the competitive world of bodybuilding media. Acquired by Steve Blechman in 2001, the magazine has undergone several changes, ranging from editorial presentation to staff personnel. In his latest move, Blechman has named David Baye as MD’s new online editor.
Baye joined MD a few years ago as an online contest reporter and his work has garnered the attention of several observers, including Blechman who remarked, “I have the utmost respect for David and his incredible work ethic, discipline, focus, mindset and determination, plus his vision, passion and drive to be a great leader and online editor,”
Back in 2011, during a major expansion initiative, I joined the team at MD as part of a hiring surge that also included Peter McGough and Bob Cicherillo. As a brand, MD has evolved from a print magazine into a multifaceted media destination. Join me in wishing David Baye success in his new role.
For two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. Having conducted many of the industry’s most wide reaching and high profile interviews, Dan has served as host and lead commentator for the Mr. Olympia contest, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, while also having appeared as host & moderator at the Olympia Press Conference. In 2018 Dan was named Chief Olympia Officer by American Media Inc to oversee the Olympia brand and its annual showcase event held annually in Las Vegas. Dan was Co-Executive Producer for the movie BIGGER, The Story of Joe Weider (in theaters 2018) and he developed the Pro Bodybuilding Weekly radio show in 2005, a first of its kind program, for which he was awarded the IFBB’s Lifetime Achievement Medal by co-founder Ben Weider. Prior to creating Digital Muscle, Dan was the Senior Features Editor at Muscular Development Magazine and has worked with many of the top brands in both nutrition and media.
His favorite thing to talk about? Baseball.