Lucy Schulte Danziger
Editor in Chief, SELF
Lucy Schulte Danziger has been editor in chief of SELF magazine for eleven years. Since 2001, when Danziger started, SELF's readership has grown over 32% to its largest circulation in history. SELF's total print and digital audience is now 12.4 million.
Danziger directs all content on Self.com, which regularly receives up to 4 million unique visitors per month, and for SELF's tablet edition. Danziger writes a blog for Self.com and another syndicated blog on Yahoo. Her first independent book project, the New York Times bestseller The Nine Rooms of Happiness, was published in 2010 by the Voice imprint of Disney's Hyperion publishing. Danziger also is the author (along with her nutrition team) of the New York Times bestseller The Drop 10 Diet published March 20th from Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.
Under Danziger’s editorship, SELF received its first National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors, in the Personal Service Category for the 2006 Breast Cancer Handbook. SELF received a total of 8 nominations in 7 years, including a nomination for Digital Excellence in 2011.
Danziger currently serves as president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. The American Legacy Foundation honored Danziger with their Leadership in Media award for raising awareness about the importance of quitting smoking.
Danziger is a competitive triathlete who participates regularly in races around the country and internationally, and encourages others to try cross-training as a way of challenging themselves to reach new levels of fitness and enjoy an active lifestyle. She helped train Jennifer Lopez to complete her first triathlon and raise $125,000 for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. In 2009, Danziger partnered with the Today Show for a triathlon series, introducing anchors Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb to their first-ever multi-sport event. Danziger has worked for the New York Times, Allure and 7 Days, and written for the New York Times, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler. As a well-being lifestyle expert, she is a regular guest on shows including the Today Show, The View and Good Morning America.
Danziger graduated from Harvard in 1982 and Phillips Academy in 1978 and served on the board there. She lives in Manhattan with her husband James, a fine art photography gallery owner, their two teenage children, Julian and Josie, and dog Jenny.
Editor in Chief, Good Housekeeping
Rosemary Ellis was appointed editor in chief of Good Housekeeping in July 2006.
Prior to joining Hearst, Ellis was senior vice president and editorial director of Prevention magazine. At Prevention since 2003, she played an integral role in turning the magazine around, garnering a National Magazine Award nomination from the American Society of Magazine Editors for “General Excellence” in 2006 and landing the publication on the prestigious Advertising Age “A-List” in 2005. She also directed the re-launch of the magazine’s Web site, Prevention.com, which produced a 123 percent jump in traffic in 2005.
At Good Housekeeping, Ellis oversees all content for the magazine, which reaches 25 million readers each month; Good Housekeeping’s highly-trafficked Web site (www.goodhousekeeping.com); and the venerable Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which opened a state-of-the-art new, 17,000 square-foot facility in summer 2006. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute, founded in 1900, is the consumer product testing facility that evaluates products appearing in the magazine’s articles and advertisements. The Good Housekeeping Seal, established in 1909, is a highly recognized statement of the magazine’s renowned Consumers’ Policy, which, states that if a product bearing the Seal proves to be defective within two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase price. Thousands of products are covered by the Good Housekeeping Seal.
Previously, Ellis served as a consultant to Real Simple and the AOL Web Properties division. Prior to that, she was founding web site director and executive editor of Expedia Travels. She also was executive editor of Time Inc. Interactive and Time Inc. New Media, where she oversaw a group of 14 Web sites, with 22 million weekly page views.
Earlier in her career, Ellis held senior editorial positions at Working Woman, Self and Travel & Leisure magazines.
Vice President of Content, National Audubon Society
As Vice President of Content, Mark Jannot is creating a new integrated digital strategy for all of National Audubon Society’s communication channels. In this newly created role, Jannot will oversee the integration of Audubon Magazine with the broader organization, including a website redesign that will merge audubon.org with audubonmagazine.org. At the helm of both Audubon Magazine and Audubon’s Engagement team, Jannot’s leadership brings greater strategic focus and clarity to Audubon’s external communications with an emphasis on creating and distributing top notch content supporting Audubon’s conservation efforts. Immediately prior to joining Audubon in May 2013, Jannot was Chief Content Officer for Reader’s Digest Milwaukee, where he oversaw all brand expressions for publications including Taste of Home, Birds & Blooms and Country Woman. Prior to that, he was editor in chief of Popular Science and editorial director at Bonnier’s Technology Group, where he oversaw all editorial operations of Popular Photography, American Photo and Sound+Vision in addition to Popular Science. He led editorial development of Bonnier Group’s innovative Mag+ tablet publishing platform and launched the ﬁrst custom-built iPad magazine edition, Popular Science+. Jannot also has extensive experience as a freelance journalist. Jannot has a BSJ and MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Harlem with his wife and two sons.
Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
James Bennet is The Atlantic’s fourteenth editor in chief. He began his tenure in 2006.
Before joining The Atlantic staff, Bennet was the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times. During his three years in Israel, his coverage of the Middle East conflict was widely acclaimed for its balance and sensitivity. His much-lauded long-form writing for The New York Times Magazine was responsible for catching the eye of Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley during his year-long search for a new editor. Upon accepting the position, Bennet told a Times reporter that he saw the Atlantic job as “a chance to help, encourage and preserve the practice of serious, long-form journalism.”
Bennet is a graduate of Yale University who began his journalism career at The Washington Monthly. Prior to his work in Jerusalem, he served as the Times’ White House correspondent and was preparing to join its Beijing bureau when he was offered the Atlantic editorship.
Amy DuBois Barnett
Editor in Chief, Ebony
Amy DuBois Barnet, editor in chief of Ebony magazine, is an award-winning media executive, writer and brand architect. She is the author of an NAACP Image Award-nominated advice book for black women, Get Yours! How To Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of And More (Doubleday/Broadway Books, 2007). Most recently, she was the deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar. Prior to Harper’s Bazaar, Barnett was the managing editor of Teen People, entering history books as the first African-American woman in the country to head a major mainstream consumer magazine.
With Barnett’s critically acclaimed redesign, Teen People grew to lead the teen category in audience (14 million). Barnett’s editorial mix resonated with readers, bringing Teen People reader satisfaction scores to their highest levels since its launch. Her groundbreaking redesign of TeenPeople.com made it the first website to incorporate video into its regular content, and led to a 26% increase in unique visitors and a 63% increase in page views. She also implemented the brand’s first mobile initiative.
Prior to Teen People, Barnett served as editor in chief of Honey magazine for nearly three years where she oversaw a major redesign of the magazine that, subsequently, doubled its rate base from 200,000 to 400,000. She also launched Honeymag.com and integrated the brand’s online and print content. Before Honey, Barnett was with Essence, heading up the magazine’s largest department and top-editing major features. She was also a founding editor of the first comprehensive luxury style website, FashionPlanet.com, and its sister magazine, Fashion Almanac.
Barnett has appeared weekly as an on-air correspondent for CNN’s 90 Second Pop on American Morning and has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Paula Zahn and on various programs on VH1, MTV and BET. Barnett was also a regular on-air contributor to NPR’s News and Notes program.
A Brown University graduate, Barnett also has an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She is a published author whose fiction has appeared in various journals and anthologies. Barnett is vice-chair of the editorial board of the Brown Alumni Monthly magazine and a board member of Girls Inc. of New York.
Through her activism and volunteer work, Barnett received the Beacon Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, a non-profit organization that recognizes the achievements of socially conscious female leaders. Barnett has received the Trailblazer Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, an Aldo award for fashion journalism from the Fashion Association, and a Hurston/Wright award for creative writing.
She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and son.
Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, FOOD & WINE
Dana Cowin, FOOD & WINE’s editor in chief since 1995, has been covering the world of food, wine, style and design for more than 25 years. Cowin oversees the FOOD & WINE brand, including a monthly magazine with a circulation of 925,000; digital products including the website foodandwine.com, mobile applications and iPad editions; and a books division, which publishes Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes, the FOOD & WINE Wine Guide, FOOD & WINE Cocktails and several other titles. She also serves as editorial advisor to FOOD & WINE China, the publication's first international edition.
Under her leadership, the award-winning magazine has attracted an audience of more than eight million readers with a passionate, adventurous approach to cooking, wine, entertaining, restaurants and travel.
Before joining FOOD & WINE, Cowin was managing editor of Mademoiselle, managing editor of HG and an associate editor of Vogue.
Cowin is a member of the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She is also an ardent supporter of several nonprofit groups working to bring nutritious food to all Americans in need: She is on the board of directors of City Harvest, a New York City hunger-relief organization, for which she spearheads the annual "Skip Lunch Fight Hunger" campaign, and also on the board of directors of Wholesome Wave Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to providing access to locally grown, healthy, sustainable foods for all communities. In addition, she supports educational institutions as a member of Brown University's President's Leadership Council and a trustee of the Allen-Stevenson School in Manhattan.
Cowin appears frequently on national television and shares her eating and drinking adventures on Twitter @fwscout and on Facebook. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Barclay Palmer, a global executive producer at Thomson Reuters, and their two children.
Editor in Chief, WIRED
Scott Dadich was named editor in chief of WIRED in November of 2012.
Prior to being named editor in chief, he served as Vice President, Editorial Platforms & Design for Condé Nast. In this role, he oversaw the creative efforts to bring Condé Nast's storied brand portfolio to emerging digital channels.
From 2006-2010, Dadich was the award-winning creative director of WIRED, where he initiated and led the development of WIRED’s groundbreaking iPad app, which was introduced in May 2010, one month after the introduction of the revolutionary device. Building upon that success, Dadich and his team have led all of the company's brands into monthly tablet publication across multiple digital platforms.
Collectively, Dadich’s work has been recognized with 8 National Magazine Awards, including three General Excellence Ellies (Texas Monthly, 2003; Wired, 2007 & 2009). He is the only creative director ever to win both the National Magazine Award for Design and the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010. Additionally, he has received more than 100 national design and editorial awards from organizations such as the Art Directors Club, American Photography, American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, and the Type Directors Club. In 2011, Fast Company named Scott Dadich one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America.
Prior to joining Condé Nast, Scott was creative director of Texas Monthly, which was nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards during his tenure and won for General Excellence in 2003.
Dadich graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Managing Editor, InStyle
Ariel Foxman was named editor of InStyle in September 2008 at the age of 34. He had been working on the title as Time Inc.'s editor at large, and has been an integral part of the brand's redesign and redevelopment.
Foxman rejoined InStyle after three years at Condé Nast where he was the founder and editor of Cargo, the men's shopping magazine. He launched the magazine at a rate base of 300,000. After 20 issues, it ceased publication with a rate base of 400,000. Prior to that, he spent four years at InStyle where he held various editorial positions, covering celebrity, films and trends.
Foxman began his career in publishing at Crown Publishers, a division of Random House. He paid his magazine dues as an assistant at both Details and The New Yorker, and has written about culture and travel for a number of magazines and newspapers including New York, The New York Times, and Fortune.
In 2004, he was honored by Out's “Out 100,” and in 2009 he made The Advocate’s “Forty Under 40” list. He appeared as himself on an episode of Gossip Girl in 2008.
Foxman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English and American literature and the comparative study of religion. He grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey where he mastered a Yeshiva education, grades K-12. His father is Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League since 1987. His mother Golda is a retired school teacher.
He and his partner Massimiliano Di Battista currently split their time between Manhattan and Brookhaven, L.I.
Editor in Chief, REDBOOK
Jill Herzig was named editor in chief of REDBOOK magazine in April 2010. Under her direction, REDBOOK has evolved into a multi-platform brand, reaching women in the young family years through interactive programs and editorial content. With a fresh editorial voice and a modern redesign, Herzig has re-energized the conversation REDBOOK has with more than 8 million women each month.
Under her leadership, the magazine has won a gold award in the 2011 National Health Information Awards, was nominated for a 2012 ASME National Magazine Award for Digital Media, and is a finalist in the 2012 ASME National Magazine Awards.
Previously, she was the executive editor of Glamour since 2003, during which time the magazine won two National Magazine Awards, having been nominated five times. In addition to managing the editorial content and staff of the magazine, Herzig worked on brand extensions, including the development of books and special issues. She also played a leading role in the planning of the magazine's signature events.
Herzig was features director of Glamour from 2001 to 2003, and served as special projects director of Self from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, she was executive editor of New Woman, senior articles editor of Glamour from 1993 to 1998, and before that, a senior editor at M. Herzig began her career at Cosmopolitan as associate book and fiction editor.
Herzig has made numerous appearances on national television, including the Today show, The Talk, and The Doctors.
Herzig lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two daughters.
Christopher G. Johns
Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Chris Johns was named editor in chief of National Geographic in January 2005. He is the ninth editor of the magazine since its founding in 1888. Among his recent initiatives is an extensive redesign of the magazine to attract a new generation of readers. His editorial efforts have been recognized with nine National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors in the past five years. In 2010, National Geographic magazine won two inaugural Digital Media Awards, for best photography and best community. In 2009, the magazine won the award for photojournalism. In 2008, it won the top award for general excellence for a magazine with a circulation exceeding 2 million and the awards for photojournalism and reporting. In 2007, the National Magazine Award wins were for general excellence and photography, and in 2006 for online excellence. The magazine’s Web site, ngm.nationalgeographic.com, won a 2008 Webby Award for best magazine Web site. In October 2008 Johns was named editor of the year by Advertising Age magazine.
Born in Medford, Ore., Johns began his career in photojournalism after graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in technical journalism and a minor in agriculture. He worked as a teaching assistant while studying for a master’s in photography at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Topeka Capital-Journal as a staff photographer in 1975 and in 1979 he was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year. In 1983, after three years on the Seattle Times as picture editor and special projects photographer, he embarked on a freelance career and worked for Life, Time and National Geographic magazines.
Johns became a National Geographic contract photographer in 1985 and joined the magazine staff in 1995. Before taking over as editor in chief, Johns served as senior editor for illustrations and associate editor. As a photographer, he produced more than 20 articles for National Geographic, eight of which were cover stories. His defining images are of Africa and its wildlife. He has taken readers down the Zambezi River, examined the Bushmen's ongoing struggle for cultural survival and provided important documentation of Africa's endangered wildlife. He was named one of the world’s 25 most important photographers by American Photo magazine in 2003.
Johns’ books include “Valley of Life: Africa’s Great Rift” (1991), “Hawaii’s Hidden Treasures” (1993) and “Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa” (2002). He wrote the foreword for “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits” (2004) and the introduction to the National Geographic book “100 Days in Photographs: Pivotal Events that Changed the World” (October 2007).
Johns lives on a farm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.
Vice President/Editor, Outside
Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, outsideonline.com. He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership Outside Television, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches six million homes.
During his tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and SIlver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.
In 2011, he became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.
Keyes graduated from Duke University with a BA in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.
Senior Vice President—New York Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation
Editor in Chief, Ladies' Home Journal
Sally Lee is a senior vice president at Meredith Corporation and the editor in chief of Ladies’ Home Journal.
Sally has had a long and successful career in women’s magazines. Before joining Ladies’ Home Journal, she was the editorial director of Parents and served as editor in chief at both Fitness and YM. She has also held top editorial positions at Redbook and Woman’s Day. Sally is a board member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, and in 2009 was inducted into its Editorial Hall of Fame. She has made frequent appearances on the Today show, Live With Regis and Kelly, CNN’s Headline News and Good Morning America. Sally is also the author of two books: The Best Advice I Ever Got and It Worked for Me!
Sally’s commitment extends beyond the pages of magazines. She plays an active role in many charities, especially CARE, a humanitarian organization dedicated to eliminating world poverty by empowering women and girls, and VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. Sally has traveled on five medical missions with VOSH, including trips to Nicaragua and Haiti.
She graduated from Durham University, in England, and received her master’s degree from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sally lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and two daughters.
Editor in Chief, Saveur
James Oseland has been the editor in chief of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine, since 2006. Under his leadership, the magazine has won more than 35 national awards, including two American Society of Magazine Editors awards and nine from the James Beard Foundation.
During his tenure at Saveur, the magazine has witnessed unprecedented growth: five of the magazine’s best-selling issues were edited by James; its newsstand sales have been on a steady uptick; and subscription renewal rates are among the highest in the magazine industry. Saveur.com, which James also oversees, has witnessed similarly positive growth, and currently has over a million and a quarter unique monthly visitors. Additionally, James was the editor of the books Saveur: The New Comfort Food (Chronicle Books, 2011) and Saveur: The Way We Cook (Weldon-Owen, 2012), a book of food photography. He also edited six Saveur ebooks, including Easy Italian (Weldon-Owen, 2012), one of the best-selling cookbooks in the history of the Apple Bookstore.
W. W Norton published James’s first book in 2006, Cradle of Flavor, a memoir with recipes about living in Southeast Asia; it won awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals and was named one of the best books of that year by Time Asia, the New York Times, Good Morning America, and many other media outlets. He is writing a memoir, Jimmy Neurosis, to be published by Ecco Press in 2015, and is the editor of a forthcoming food-writing anthology published by Lonely Planet.
Since 2009, James has been a regular judge on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef Masters. He has also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and Iron Chef America. He has done more than 250 radio interviews and is a frequent guest on The Splendid Table, NPR’s Morning Edition, and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. In 2011, James starred, as himself, in a national Wendy’s television ad campaign. James has lectured at the New York City and Washington, D.C., branches of the Asia Society.
Prior to his time at Saveur, James was managing editor of Organic Style and American Theatre magazines. He has been a freelance editor at Mademoiselle, Vogue, The Village Voice, TV Guide, and the LA Weekly. In 2010 and 2011 James was the editorial director of Garden Design, a magazine about interior and exterior design.
James was born in Mountain View, California, in 1963. He holds a BFA and MFA in photography and film studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before working in publishing, he was a Hollywood script doctor and screenwriter. He has lived in India and Indonesia; for the last 20 years he has called New York City home.
Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
Josh Tyrangiel was appointed editor of Bloomberg Businessweek in November 2009.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Businesweek, Tyrangiel was deputy managing editor of TIME magazine and managing editor of TIME.com. He played a critical role in shaping the magazine's business, technology and political coverage while managing the magazine's staff. He also oversaw publication of the Time 100, the magazine's most profitable annual issue, and the 2009 Michael Jackson memorial issue.
Under Tyrangiel's leadership, TIME.com reached an estimated 1.8 billion page views in 2009, up from 400 million page views in 2006. The Web site was named Best Magazine Web Site by MPA-The Association of Magazine Media for the past two years and was named a finalist for General Excellence Online in the 2009 National Magazine Awards competition.
Tyrangiel joined TIME in 1999, holding various positions including assistant managing editor, national editor, and London correspondent. During his decade-long tenure, he wrote more than a dozen TIME cover stories, including the 2005 "Person of the Year" feature on Bono.
He began his journalistic career at Rolling Stone and Vibe magazines and MTV Networks. As a news producer for MTV, he worked on the Peabody Award-winning "Choose or Lose" pro-democracy campaign that encourages young people to register to vote.
Tyrangiel received a M.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Galvanized Brands
David Zinczenko is the author of 14 New York Times best-sellers, with more than 10 million books in print. Zinczenko also spearheads the Random House lifestyle books imprint, Zinc Ink. He is the Nutrition and Wellness Editor for ABC News across all of their platforms. He was formerly the general manager for Rodale Inc.'s Healthy Living Group, serving as editor in chief of Men's Health magazine and editorial director of Women's Health and Prevention magazines. Under his leadership, Men's Health was named "The Most Influential Magazine Brand of the Last 25 Years" by Media Industry Newsletter. Zinczenko created the best-selling Eat This, Not That! series of books and is a regular guest on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, and other top-rated television programming. He has won numerous direct-marketing awards for successful book and magazine campaigns. He lives in New York.
Managing Editor, People
Larry Hackett was named managing editor of People on January 4, 2006, overseeing all editorial operations for the weekly magazine. He previously served as the magazine’s deputy managing editor.
With more than 43 million readers each week, People is widely regarded as the world’s most popular and successful magazine. With Hackett at the helm, People and People.com were both nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008. Capell’s Circulation Report placed People #1 on its annual “Best Performers in Circulation” list in January 2008. In October 2007, People was ranked #5 on Adweek’s “Brand Leaders” list. People was on both Ad Age’s “A-List” and Adweek’s inagural “Brand Blazers” list in 2006. People ranked #1 on Adweek’s annual “Hot List” 2006 and Capell’s Circulation Report placed People #1 on its annual “Best Performers in Circulation” list in January 2006. People was named Advertising Age’s 2005 “Magazine of the Year” and also took the #2 spot on Mediaweek’s annual “Hit List” of industry leaders that year.
Hackett leads the editorial team based in New York City, as well as a network of reporters across the globe. As deputy managing editor he strengthened the magazine’s celebrity and hard news reporting, helped develop the first editions of People’s Hollywood Daily, and served as the magazine’s primary spokesperson. Hackett played an integral role in growing the weekly’s circulation vitality and retail momentum.
Hackett came to People in 1998 as a senior editor. In 2001 he was named an assistant managing editor, overseeing the magazine’s entertainment coverage, and he was promoted to the post of executive editor in August 2003.
Prior to joining People, Hackett worked for more than eight years at the New York Daily News as a national reporter, entertainment reporter and features editor. He began his career in New Jersey at the Morristown Daily Record and subsequently the Newark Star-Ledger.
A graduate of Boston University, Hackett currently lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn.