Betty Wong, Fitness Magazine Editor-in-Chief
Womens Health and Fitness
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Betty Wong became Editor-in-Chief of Fitness in September 2008. Fitness, with a circulation of 1.5 million, is recognized as the nation’s leading active lifestyle magazine for women. Under her leadership. Fitness has won numerous industry awards for its magazine stories and digital properties, including a MIN Editorial & Design Award, Ad Age Media Vanguard Award and Folio Eddie Gold Award. Wong is an avid runner, having completed more than a dozen half-marathons and is currently training to run the NYC Marathon for the second time this fall. She has covered health for most of her career and most recently spent three years as Executive Editor of Family Circle, where she frequently represented the magazine on national television and radio shows, including the Today Show and CBS Early Show.
Prior to Family Circle, Wong was Health Director at Meredith’s Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. Her prior experience includes serving as Executive Editor at Working Mother; Senior Editor at Parents; and Editor-in-Chief of Parents Baby. She has also held editorial positions at a variety of magazines including American Baby, Redbook and McCall's. She also serves on the alumnae board of the Chapin School, a private school for girls, located in Manhattan. br>
A graduate of Cornell University, Wong resides with her husband and two children in Forest Hills, New York.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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