ASME Board of Directors

Amanda Kludt

Amanda Kludt
Group Publisher, Lifestyle, Vox Media

Amanda is a journalist and media executive who built Eater, one of America's largest and most influential food publications, into a juggernaut of award-winning service, reporting, and entertainment. She is now responsible for leading and supporting a team of 200+ journalists and guiding the editorial, business, and brand health of a portfolio of lifestyle publications as publisher of Eater, Punch, POPSUGAR and Thrillist.

As Publisher, she works to bridge the gap between the editorial and business efforts at her publications, ensuring that the revenue team's go-to-market strategy aligns with its journalism, while experimenting with new lines of business that don't compromise the integrity of their work. At the corporate level, Amanda works to communicate the needs of her team to the executive level and the company priorities down to her team of journalists.

Alison Overholt

Alison Overholt
Vice President
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Founder, Good People LLC

Alison Overholt is General Manager of Oprah Daily, a new multimedia lifestyle brand from Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines. The new brand includes robust digital and video storytelling on; a membership community, Oprah Insiders, offering exclusive content and access to livestream events with Oprah, Gayle King and the brand’s other personalities; ecommerce offerings; and a premium print edition, O Quarterly.

Overholt was formerly ESPN’s Senior Vice President of Multiplatform Storytelling & Journalism, a portfolio including the teams reporting and producing content for E60, ESPN Cover Story, espnW, Outside The Lines, the ESPN Daily podcast, 30 for 30 podcasts, ESPN’s investigative reporting and enterprise unit, and all of ESPN’s digital longform storytelling. Overholt was Editor in Chief of espnW and also Editor in Chief of ESPN The Magazine—the first woman to head a major US sports magazine. In her tenure, Overholt’s teams earned multiple Emmys, Gracies, Deadline Club, and National Press Club Awards, along with the 2017 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, and a 2019 Peabody Award for reporting and coverage of the Michigan State and USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, including the landmark Arthur Ashe presentation to 141 survivors on the 2018 ESPYs stage.

Adweek twice named Overholt one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports, she was one of CableFax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable four years running, was named to the FOLIO 100 list, was a 2016 Sports Business Journal Game Changer, and was honored as an MCN Wonder Woman in the class of 2019.

Alison Overholt has been an editor and digital strategist at Fast Company and Seventeen, and her writing has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She graduated with honors from Harvard University with an A.B. in government, and lives in West Hartford, CT, with her husband, Seth, and their two children.

Joe Brown

Joe Brown
Publisher and Editorial Director, one5c

Joe Brown has been the editor in chief of Popular Science since September 2016. He successfully transitioned the magazine to a quarterly print cadence, transforming the paper PopSci into keepsake that dives deep into a single subject rather than a traditional periodical. Online, he focused on expanding’s reach by courting readers previously underserved by science and tech publications; his team has shifted the website audience from 74-percent male to an even 50/50 split, while increasing unique visitors by more than 50 percent and pageviews by more than 130 percent. He also launched two new podcasts, a successful events series, and several exciting international partnerships.

Prior to joining PopSci, Brown was executive editor of WIRED. His second time at the brand, he returned oversee and all associated digital platforms, including social and video. He also built out a New York bureau and ran tech and automotive coverage in print and digital. During his tenure, became the first Conde Nast publication to earn more than a billion page views; within two years of taking over, Brown's strategy of skipping news blips in favor of deeply reported stories increased unique visitors by more than 40 percent.

Before WIRED, Brown was editor in chief of Gizmodo. He came in with the aim of transitioning Gizmodo from a blog into a first-rate online technology publication. He recruited several dedicated features writers including Mat Honan, Cord Jefferson, and Sam Biddle, and earned the site a reputation for quality journalism. His team broke several big stories: they were the first to investigate illegal weapons sales by Silk Road, and their embedded reporting in John McAffee's Belize compound gave the world its first look at one of the most bizarre scenes in tech.

Brown is a graduate of Cornell University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker
Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker is dean and professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

He previously served as the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Professor and associate dean of journalism for the school. Since joining the Medill faculty in 1993, he has taught courses in news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing and blogging. In addition to teaching in Medill’s graduate and undergraduate programs, Whitaker teaches high school students in the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (aka, the Cherub program).

Whitaker was one of the rotating directors of Medill’s graduate Magazine Publishing Project, an enterprise in which teams of students developed a new magazine or worked in collaboration with an existing publishing company to reinvigorate the editorial and business approach of an existing magazine. For nine years, Whitaker directed the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a summer fellowship program that trained young writers for work at the member publications of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in an effort to address the field’s lack of diversity.

Before joining the Medill faculty, Whitaker was a senior editor at Ebony magazine, where he covered a wide range of cultural, social and political issues and events on four continents, including two U.S. presidential campaigns and the installation of the first black members of the British Parliament. Whitaker began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at the Miami Herald, where he covered education in Dade County and municipal government in Palm Beach County. From the Herald, he went to the Louisville (Ky.) Times, where he worked as a deputy feature editor and enterprise feature and arts writer. He has received commendations for his work from a number of journalism societies, including the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists and National Education Writers Association.

Whitaker is the co-author of “Magazine Writing,” a textbook that examines the magazine industry and deconstructs the art of feature writing for consumer and business-to-business publications. He also is the author of four statistical analyses of the hiring of women and minorities in the magazine industry and has served as an adviser on diversity issues for the Magazine Publishers of America. He was the co-director of Project Masthead, a program designed to encourage students of color to consider careers in magazines on both the editorial and business side of the industry. He is also one of the co-curators of the Ida B. Wells Award, presented by both Medill and the National Association of Black Journalists to individuals who are working to increase newsroom diversity and improve the coverage of communities of color.

Whitaker has contributed articles to the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Saturday Evening Post, Chicago Parent magazine, and Folio, the magazine of the magazine industry. In addition, he is an editorial consultant to CATALYST magazine, a publication dedicated to coverage of Chicago Public Schools, and served as president of the editorial board of the Chicago Reporter, an acclaimed investigative publication that covers issues of race and class. Whitaker has also served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and the International Regional Magazine Awards Association.

Whitaker earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Medill and is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Social Policy in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Richard Dorment

Richard Dorment
Editor in Chief, Men’s Health

Richard Dorment is the editor in chief of Men’s Health, where he has overseen the editorial content and operations of the world’s largest men’s magazine across web, social, print, and video since 2018. Prior to Men’s Health, Dorment was an editor at WIRED (where he focused on technology, science, culture, and business features) as well as Esquire, where he spent nine years editing and writing features on culture, politics, and men’s lifestyle for print, web, social, commerce, and television.

Throughout this career Dorment has led editorial initiatives with partners ranging from Apple, NBC Universal, and Nordstrom to the Mayo Clinic and the Boys & Girls Club of America. He has also spearheaded projects in the gaming, augmented reality, and interactive video spaces. Dorment has been a guest on Meet the Press, Today, CBS This Morning, Morning Joe, NBC Nightly News, and many other programs, and he once described Beto O’Rourke as “avocado toast incarnate” in The New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife and three children, and he does not have six-pack abs.

Sid Evans

Sid Evans
Editor in Chief, Southern Living

Sid has been the Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living since 2014. From 2011 until 2014, he was a Group Editor overseeing multiple titles including Southern Living, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Sunset, and This Old House. He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Garden & Gun, Field & Stream, and Men’s Journal. His awards include a National Magazine Award for General Excellence, more than 15 National Magazine Award nominations, as well as many awards from Folio:, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), the Society of American Travel Writers, and other organizations. He has written for numerous publications, often about the South, and he is the host of Biscuits & Jam, a weekly podcast about food, music, and Southern culture. He is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, and he lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and two children. 

Susan Goldberg Susan Goldberg

President and Chief Executive Officer, GBH

Susan Goldberg is President and CEO of GBH, the public media company in Boston that is the largest producer of multiplatform content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX. Before assuming that role in 2022, she was Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of National Geographic, where she led the magazine to 11 National Magazine Awards, among other honors, over eight years. She was the Editor of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the Executive Editor of the San Jose Mercury News, and has held editorial positions at Bloomberg News, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press and the Seattle Post-intelligencer. She was among the leaders of reporting honored with the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting at the Mercury News, and has led work that was a finalist for the Pulitzer seven other times. A six-time juror for the Pulitzer Prize, Goldberg is board president of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and a board member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Goldberg holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She is married to Geoff Etnire, a land use attorney; they have one grown son.

 Radhika Jones
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Radhika Jones

Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair

Radhika Jones is the editor in chief of Vanity Fair. Previously, she held senior editorial roles at The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Time, where she oversaw the Person of the Year franchise as well as the Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She has also worked at Artforum, Bookforum, and the literary and arts quarterly Grand Street. She began her journalism career in 1995 at The Moscow Times, serving as arts editor.

Since her appointment as editor in chief in December of 2017, Vanity Fair has been widely recognized for its fresh new direction, and its audience has grown significantly. Jones' focus has been on repositioning VF as a cultural barometer. New contributors to the magazine under her tenure include Jesmyn Ward, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Sharlet, Kiese Laymon, Ann Patchett, Collier Schorr, Ayman Mohyeldin, Quil Lemons, May Jeong, Jenny Lumet, Amy Sherald, and countless other leading voices in the culture.

Jones graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree from Harvard University, and holds a Ph.D. in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son, and serves on the nonprofit boards of CARE and The Paris Review.

Stephanie Mehta Stephanie Mehta

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Content Officer, Mansueto Ventures

Stephanie Mehta is editor in chief of Fast Company, overseeing its print, digital, and live journalism since 2018. She was previously a deputy editor at Vanity Fair, where she edited feature stories and coedited the annual New Establishment ranking. She also curated the invitation-only New Establishment Summit and Founders Fair conference for women entrepreneurs, which she launched in 2017. Prior to that, Mehta was an editor at Bloomberg Media and worked at Fortune for 14 years, rising from senior writer to deputy managing editor. She was also a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and began her career as a business reporter at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a director of the Women’s Forum of New York and sits on the board committee of Airbel Impact Lab, the innovation team at the International Rescue Committee. 

Paul Reyes Paul Reyes

Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Paul Reyes is the editor of Virginia Quarterly Review, a publication that was transformed in 2004 from a traditional literary journal into a dynamic literary and general-interest magazine. Since joining VQR, Reyes has helped further the magazine’s evolution by introducing a unique front of the book, through ambitious reporting projects and partnerships, and through smaller experiments like its Instagram journalism project, #VQRTrueStory. During his tenure as editor, VQR has earned nine nominations for a National Magazine Award, winning General Excellence in 2019, and has been included in several of the “Best American” anthologies. Prior to joining VQR, Reyes was a senior editor with The Oxford American. His essays and reporting have appeared in VQR, The Oxford American, Harper’s, The New York Times, Literary Hub, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. His writing earned him a Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction from the National Endowment for the Arts, a nomination for the Harry Chapin Media Award, and a nomination for the National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. He also wrote a book: Exiles in Eden, Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession.

Ivylise Simones

Ivylise Simones
Creative Director, Slate

As Slate’s creative director, Ivylise oversees all editorial and audio design and runs the visuals department for the newsroom. Before joining Slate, she was the creative director at HuffPost. Formerly, she’s applied her design finesse and overseen art departments at WIRED, Mother Jones, New York Observer, Village Voice, Showtime, People and Popular Science. In 2016, she led an award-winning redesign and rebrand of Mother Jones as Creative Director. Originally from Miami, she currently lives in New York with her husband, daughter and two cats.

Nikhil Swaminathan

Nikhil Swaminathan
Chief Executive Officer, Grist

Nikhil Swaminathan is the CEO of Grist. He originally joined Grist in 2017 as a senior editor overseeing the publication's environmental justice coverage. In early 2018, he took over the newsroom, transforming Grist into an authoritative digital magazine and garnering an unprecedented number of awards, including two Edward R. Murrow Awards and its first-ever General Excellence win at The National Magazine Awards. Prior to arriving at Grist, he held editorial positions at Al Jazeera America, Archaeology, GOOD, and Scientific American, among other publications. He was in the inaugural class of Ida B. Wells fellows at Type Investigations (formerly The Investigative Fund). And he is also a board member of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

Julia Turner

Julia Turner
Senior Fellow, USC Annenberg

As deputy managing editor for arts and entertainment at the Los Angeles Times, Julia Turner oversees the paper’s coverage of culture and the entertainment industry.

Before joining the Los Angeles Times in November 2018, Turner was the editor in chief of Slate. During her four years in that role, she expanded the online magazine’s audience, its podcast network, and its membership program, and the journalism Slate published earned numerous accolades, among them a Polk Award for “Sixteen Shots,” Jamie Kalven’s investigation into the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police.

Turner first joined Slate in 2003, and also served as deputy editor, as culture editor, and as a reporter and critic covering television, media and design during her time there. For more than a decade, she’s also been one of the co-hosts of the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast.

Born in Boston, Turner is the daughter of two journalists who met working at the Boston Globe. She graduated from Brown, where she studied history, and got her start at Time Inc., where she worked first in magazine development and then at Sports Illustrated Women.

Turner serves on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Liz Vaccariello

Liz Vaccariello
Editor in Chief, First for Women and Woman's World

Liz Vaccariello was named Vice President and editor in chief of PEOPLE in February 2022. Previously, she held the role of Vice President and editor in chief of REAL SIMPLE, one of the premier brands in the women's lifestyle space, with a print and digital reach of nearly 22 million. She also served as group editorial director overseeing multiple home, beauty and health magazine brands including REAL SIMPLE, InStyle, SHAPE, Martha Stewart Living, Health, PARENTS and PARENTS LATINA.

Liz has more than 25 years of experience, leading many of media's most recognizable brands, and has developed award-winning content across print, digital and social platforms. She regularly appears on national broadcast media including the Today show, CBS Mornings, Good Morning America and Live with Kelly and Ryan. Liz is the author of nine best-selling books. Liz is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

 Geoff Van Dyke Geoff Van Dyke

Editorial Director, 5280 Publishing Inc.

Geoff Van Dyke is 5280's editorial director. Although his latest project is hosting Behind the Stories, 5280’s first podcast, he spent the past 17 years editing countless stories at the magazine—and writing a few, too. During his tenure as editorial director, 5280 has won two National Magazine Awards and taken home General Excellence III, the highest honor given by the City & Regional Magazine Awards, twice. He has edited stories by 5280 staffers who have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, and Best Food Writing. Not content to have 5280’s work only appear in other publishers’ books, he edited Mile High Stories, 5280’s anthology of its longform journalism, which was published in 2018. Van Dyke studied English as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He has been a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Board of Directors since 2021.

 Clara Jeffery

Clara Jeffery
Ex Officio
Editor in Chief, Mother Jones

Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones, which was just named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.