Linda Fears was named Editor in Chief of Family Circle in 2006. Under her guidance the magazine has won several FOLIO awards for its excellence in parenting editorial and was nominated for an ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) award in the Personal Service category. Linda is also the Director of Meredith’s Food Center of Excellence, where she oversees Meredith’s food content creation initiatives.
Linda is a 25-year magazine industry veteran. Prior to joining Meredith, she served as Editor in Chief, New Business Development for G+J USA where she was responsible for overseeing the development of new products and magazine concepts for the women’s marketplace. She joined G+J USA in 1999 as Articles Editor for Parents magazine; in 2000 she became Deputy Editor of Parents and was responsible for managing the 2.2 million circulation title’s broad range of editorial coverage on child development.
In 2004, Linda served as Editor in Chief of YM magazine where she was the driving force behind the magazine’s highly successful re-launch and repositioning as the authoritative source of information, advice, and entertainment for teenage girls. She started her publishing career at Meredith, working for 11 years at Ladies’ Home Journal, eventually becoming Senior Editor and Lifestyle Director.
A graduate of Cornell University, Linda resides in Chappaqua, N.Y., with her husband and three children.