Publish Date: January
Myrna Blyth is the Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of AARP Media, overseeing AARP The Magazine, the largest circulation magazine in the world, the AARP Bulletin, website, book department and AARP Studios. Previously she was Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of Ladies’ Home Journal for more than twenty years. She was also founding Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of More Magazine.
Ms. Blyth is also an author and has written many articles for various publications including New York and The New Yorker, as well as two novels. Her novels were both Literary Guild alternate selections. Her first non-fiction book, “Spin Sisters,” about the effect media has on American women was published by St. Martin’s Press and was a New York Times bestseller.
Mrs. Blyth’s many awards include being named Advertising Age magazine’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” and receiving the “Women of Achievement” award from the New York City Commission on the Status of Women. She also received the Magazine Publishers of America’s Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the industry’s highest honor, and the Matrix Award from New York’s Women in Communications, Inc.
Ms. Blyth was an official American delegate for the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. She was Chairman of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. She was also a delegate from New York State to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and was on the Leadership Council of the National Council on Aging. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and is on the board of the Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women.