Barbara O’Dair Named Editor in Chief of Prevention

She joins from Reader's Digest.

Rodale has named Barbara O’Dair editor in chief Prevention. She joins the magazine from Reader’s Digest, where she served as executive editor.

Prior to her time at Reader’s Digest, O’Dair served as More’s executive editor. She previously worked as a senior editor Entertainment Weekly, deputy editor for Rolling Stone and executive editor for Details and Harper’s Bazaar.

“With the move to an ad-free business model, Prevention will be a magazine that today’s health-minded consumer wants, needs and will pay for; an authoritative and trusted source that breaks through the clutter and empowers people with the information they need to make decisions when it comes to personal or family health,” said Rodale chairman and CEO Maria Rodale, in an announcement.