Cathie Black Uses Exit Interview to Complain About Bad Photos

NEW YORK - JANUARY 03: Cathleen Black (R), the new chancellor of the New York City school system, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) answer questions at a press conference during a tour of PS 262 as Dennis M. Walcott, Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development, looks on January 3, 2011in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The former chairwoman of Hearst Magazines spent her first day as chancellor visiting five schools in all five New York City boroughs. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images) Photo: Michael Nagle/2011 Getty Images

Having shopped for shoes, had a good night's sleep, and breakfasted at a diner near her place on Park Avenue, Cathie Black phoned Fortune's Patricia Sellers to chat about, you know, what happened. "Clearly she's disappointed, but she's also relieved," writes Sellers, "to escape the paparazzi, dress in designer clothes again, and eat at old haunts like Michael's, the media-elite lunchtime canteen." Also, Black wonders aloud, "If I were a guy, would I have had the pounding that I did?" and adds an exclamation that Sellers thinks "obviously" refers to Black's close-up on the cover of New York: "And the worst pictures!" [Fortune]