Peggy Northrop is the VP, Global Editor-in-Chief of Reader's Digest. Peggy Northrop became Editor-in-Chief of Reader's Digest in November 2007. Under her leadership in 2009, the reinvented and redesigned Reader's Digest won an American Society of Magazine Editor's "Ellie" award for General Excellence the industry's highest honor and the first win in the magazine's history. In June 2009, Northrop was named Global Editor-in-Chief, with editorial responsibility for 50 international Reader's Digest editions published in 22 languages.
Prior to joining RDA, Northrop was Editor-in-Chief of More magazine. Under her tenure, the magazine grew to over 1 million circulation and added revenue-generating reader events, including "Escape with More" and the "Reinvention Convention." More was named AdAge's 2006 Magazine of the Year and was recognized with an ASME General Excellence nomination.
Northrop began her career in newspapers, and went on to serve in senior editorial positions at Health, Vogue, Glamour, Redbook (Executive Editor), Real Simple (Deputy Editor), and Organic Style (Editor-in-Chief). For much of her career, she specialized in health reporting for women; her work was recognized with numerous industry awards.
Northrop has been a regular contributor to The Today Show, The CBS Early Show and PBS's To The Contrary and was executive producer of More magazine's Gracie award-winning radio show, MoreTime. She is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Magazine Editors and serves as a board member of her family's business, The Observer Publishing Company, in Washington, PA. Active with the international humanitarian organization CARE, she earned a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and daughter.
Books:Life...The Reader's Digest Version, August 2011