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December 14, 2016 – NEW YORK, NYWomen’s Health, the fastest-growing international women's magazine with the #1 millennial audience growth among contemporary women’s brands, today announced that Marina Khidekel has been named Senior Deputy Editor. Khidekel, who most recently served as Deputy Editor at Cosmopolitan, will join the Women’s Health team beginning January 3, 2017.

In her new role, Khidekel will be responsible for steering and top editing the magazine’s robust health reports and investigations – as well as securing partnerships for health and lifestyle campaigns and conceptualizing brand extensions across platforms.

“Marina has a rich history in covering health and wellness, always seems to be one step ahead of the zeitgeist, and knows how to tell stories off the printed page," says Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief, Amy Keller Laird. “Her creativity and spark will be a huge asset to the Women’s Health team."

Prior to being named Senior Deputy Editor at Women’s Health, Khidekel spent four years at Cosmopolitan where she was responsible for running the popular Love, Sex and Confessions sections of the magazine, creating successful event series and brand-building initiatives including “Cosmo Reader Nights,” and directing editorial for Cosmo’s branded bookazine and books division. Previously, Khidekel served as Senior Editor at Glamour where she directed the brand’s health coverage. Earlier in her career, Khidekel held editorial positions at Cosmogirl and MTV Networks, and has written human interest, lifestyle, and health content for magazines including Marie Claire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Allure, Teen Vogue, and Parents.

A dynamo both inside and outside the office, Khidekel is also the founder of UNDRRATED, a weekly viral newsletter in which notable creatives, including stars like Misty Copeland, share under-the-radar culture, beauty, food and style finds they love. Khidekel resides in Manhattan and will be based out of Rodale’s New York offices in Midtown.

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About Women’s Health: Women's Health propels 32 million global consumers into action, providing the motivation and the inspiration for them to make instant, positive changes in their lives. Launched in October 2005 and published 10 times a year by Rodale Inc., Women's Health has quickly grown into a multimedia brand that includes branded books, mobile applications, and renowned events. The magazine has received numerous industry accolades including the 2011 ASME National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in Fashion, Service, and Lifestyle and was also nominated for the ASME of General Excellence again in 2013 and 2014; included on Adweek's annual Hot List five times; and was named Advertising Age's 2009 Magazine of the Year and also listed among their 2013 A-List winners. With 28 editions in 53 countries, the magazine continues to be the fastest growing women's magazine in the world.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016