Ms. Lauren Purcell has been Editor-in-Chief of EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine at Meredith Corp. since January 9, 2012. Ms. Purcell is responsible for overseeing editorial content for the magazine, published 10 times a year and reaching 7.4 million readers, as well as the robust www.rachaelraymag.com website. She joined EveryDay with Rachael Ray from Self magazine, where she served as Executive Editor. She began her career at Self serving as a Senior Health Editor and held several positions in her tenure with the magazine, including Articles Editor and Deputy Editor. Her career also includes working at leading titles such as Mademoiselle, American Health, and Harper's Bazaar. In addition, She is the co-author of several food and entertaining books including Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style (John Wiley and Sons), and Secrets to Confident Entertaining, a highly popular digital brand. She has more than 15 years of experience editing lifestyle magazines, coupled with her enthusiasm for space, made her the right person to help grow and steer EveryDay with Rachael Ray into this new and exciting phase of the magazine's evolution. She has an intimate knowledge of American women's lifestyle, food, and entertaining interests, and a vision and understanding on how to reach them across multiple platforms. Ms. Purcell began her new role following the completion of the brand's acquisition by Meredith in October. Ms. Purcell holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor's Degree from Duke University.
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