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Lucy Kaylin

O, The Oprah Magazine

Lucy Kaylin became editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine in May 2013.  She had been deputy editor since September of 2009, helping steer the magazine through a major redesign and capturing many awards and accolades, including the ASME National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2012, for which the magazine was nominated again in 2013, the Clarion Award for Best Overall External Magazine, as well as MIN and GLAAD awards for articles Kaylin conceived and edited.

Before O, Kaylin was the executive editor of Marie Claire where she helped refine and reorganize the magazine’s content, as well as develop (and appear in) the Marie Claire reality show, Running in Heels. Kaylin started her magazine career at Vogue before joining the staff of GQ, where she spent nearly two decades, rising through the ranks and contributing more than 100 articles to the magazine.

Kaylin is the author of two books, For the Love of God: The Faith and Future of the American Nun (William Morrow, 2000) and The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies (Bloomsbury USA, 2007), and a contributor to the 2009 anthology, The Secret Currency of Love. In partnership with Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles, she currently has projects for cable and network television in development. A finalist for the MPA’s Magazine Mentor of the Year Award in 2008, she graduated with Highest Honors from William Smith College and received an MA in English Literature from Columbia University. Kaylin lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and son.