The Association of Magazine Media

Cynthia Leive

Editor in Chief


Cindi Leive is the editor in chief of Glamour magazine and, which together reach one out of every eight American women, with 10 million print readers and 15 million unique users online. Under her stewardship, the magazine has launched a monthly digital edition, popular special editions, apps, and books—including two New York Times best-sellers;, Glamour’s stand-alone beauty site and Condé Nast’s first-ever digital spin-off; a digital video network featuring original programming inspired by Glamour in partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment; and The Girl Project, a global philanthropic initiative.

Glamour is the most celebrated women’s magazine in America today, having won more than 170 journalism awards. A major force in the industry, Leive has been a women’s lifestyle contributor for NBC’s Today Show, frequently discussing women’s issues ranging from fashion to politics. She serves on the board of directors for The International Women’s Media Foundation and is a former president of the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Prior to joining Glamour in May 2001, Leive served as editor-in-chief of Self magazine. Before Self, she was deputy editor of Glamour for 11 years. Leive began her career in publishing at The Paris Review and The Saturday Review.