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NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 – Meaghan B Murphy returns to Hearst as the executive editor of Good Housekeeping, the leading women’s lifestyle magazine, it was announced today by editor in chief Jane Francisco.


Murphy comes to Good Housekeeping from SELF magazine, where she served as deputy editor, top-editing fashion, beauty and fitness coverage, writing a monthly wellness column, and developing partnerships to grow the brand across all platforms, including product launches, video series, app development, and book deals. She had been at the magazine since 2006, where she was previously features director, fitness, overseeing all fitness coverage. In addition, Murphy was the architect of the ASME-nominated Drop 10 SELF Challenge, a regular presence on national TV, including a recurring appearance on NBC’s TODAY, and a social media personality named “20 of the Best Fitness Experts Worth Following on Twitter” by The Huffington Post.


Prior to that, Murphy was a senior editor at Cosmopolitan, where she conceptualized, wrote and edited sex, relationship, health, happiness, entertainment and fitness features. She also served as a lifestyle editor at Hearst’s Lifetime magazine, was on the creative team at Victoria’s Secret, a founding editor of Teen People magazine, a contributing editor at YM magazine and an on-air correspondent for MTV. Murphy started her career as a reporter at The Newark Star-Ledger.


“I’m thrilled to welcome Meaghan to the Good Housekeeping team,” said Jane Francisco. “As we look to expand the GH footprint and introduce the next generation to our promise of curating the best of the best — Meaghan’s experience and excitement for all aspects of women’s lifestyle will help us build and inspire our audience with entertaining, compelling, useful and need-to-know editorial.”


Good Housekeeping is an iconic and incredibly powerful multiplatform brand, bringing the best ideas and solutions to women’s lives,” said Murphy. “I’m beyond excited to work with Jane and the team to inform and inspire our readers.”


About Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping ( reaches an audience of 25 million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, The Good Housekeeping Research Institute is the consumer product evaluation laboratory, which opened in 1900 and continues today with the same mission: to improve the lives of consumers and their families through education and product evaluation. Only products evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute can be accepted for advertising in the magazine, and thereby become eligible to display the Good Housekeeping Seal, the hallmark that provides assurance to readers and represents a two-year limited warranty if a product is defective or does not perform as claimed. In 2009, the Green Good Housekeeping Seal was introduced as an environmental overlay to the primary Seal, recognizing products that exercise environmental responsibility in a wide range of criteria. Readers can also interact with the brand on at and through its GH@Home and Anti-Aging Beauty Shopper iPhone apps. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Good Housekeeping publishes 10 editions around the world. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 1H 2013) and reaches 84 million adults (Spring 2013 MRI gfk). Follow Good Housekeeping on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and on the Inside the Institute blog. Follow Jane Francisco on Twitter and Pinterest.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014