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NEW YORK, NY (August 3, 2015) – Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP;, the leading media and marketing company serving 100 million unduplicated American women, announced today that Elizabeth Anne Shaw has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of FamilyFun magazine. Shaw, has more than 20 years of experience in content creation, editorial leadership, and strategic partnerships across many of the media industry’s most notable parenting and health brands.

Shaw most recently was Integrated Content Director at Scholastic Parent & Child, where she was responsible for overseeing editorial operations of the magazine and its digital properties. She also held Executive Editor positions at Parenting and BabyTalk, and was the Deputy Health Director at SELF. Shaw holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University and Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University.

FamilyFun does an incredible job celebrating everyday family moments and connecting with moms who are constantly creative, always active, and eager to create happy memories with their family,” said Dana Points, Content Director for the Meredith Parents Network, which includes FamilyFun, Parents and American Baby among other titles.  “Elizabeth brings award-winning editorial expertise and creativity to Meredith, which reaches more than sixty percent of millennial women, so many of them moms.”


FamilyFun, with an audience of 4.4 million, helps its readers create unforgettable family moments. The print magazine was recently refreshed to reflect the dynamic, cheerful, adventurous aspects of family life. A redesigned logo, modern fonts, and a reworked editorial lineup have given the brand a fresh dose of fun. A “fun ticker” sprinkles extra content throughout the magazine’s five sections, Share, Create, Play, Smile, and Explore. User-generated content like reader Instagram photos, social posts and more highlight the brand’s strong connection to its reader.


“I’m so happy to be a part of the Meredith Parents Network team crafting stories and forging partnerships,” said Shaw. “FamilyFun’s readers are passionate about the magazine and its ability to curate the best of the best in creative activities, play, technology and travel for families. As an editor, it’s a pleasure to have an audience that is so excited about your brand.”


Meredith today also named John Herr Creative Director of FamilyFun, a position he most recently held at FITNESS magazine. Both Shaw and Herr will be based in Meredith’s New York office.



Reaching an audience of more than 4.4 million, FamilyFun magazine gives parents ideas and inspiration needed to create unforgettable family moments. Part of Meredith Corporation’s Parents Network of brands, FamilyFun is a trusted expert on family cooking, vacations, celebrations, play, creative projects, and learning — the full spectrum of fun that enriches the precious time families share. Written for parents with children 3 to 12, FamilyFun is unique in the marketplace, delivering real ideas for — and from — real families.



Meredith has been committed to service journalism for more than 110 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms—including print, broadcast television, digital, mobile and video—to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith’s National Media Group reaches an audience of more than 200 million consumers monthly, including more than 100 million unduplicated American women and 63 percent of millennial women.


Meredith is the leader in creating content across media platforms in key consumer interest areas such as food, home, parenthood and health through well-known brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Shape, Allrecipes and Martha Stewart Living, reaching more than 70 million unique visitors per month. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is a leader at developing and delivering custom content and customer relationship marketing programs for many of the world’s top brands, including Kraft, Lowe’s and Chrysler.


Meredith owns or operates 17 television stations in 10 markets reaching 11 percent of U.S. households.  Seven of the stations are located in Top 25 markets, including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland.  


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Monday, August 3, 2015