New Executive Editor, Other Moves at Better Homes and Gardens


By Chris O'Shea Comment

Better Homes and Gardens has made a few moves today. Oma Blaise Ford has been promoted from Senior Deputy Editor, Home Design — a position she has held since 2002 — to Executive Editor of the magazine. Gayle Butler, Meredith National Media Group Executive Vice President and Better Homes and Gardens’ Editor-in-Chief, said that Ford’s experience is valuable to the brand. “She has a deep understanding of women and their passion for home, an exceptional style sensibility, and a fierce commitment to editorial service,” said Butler.

Additionally, Laurie Buckle has been named Editorial Director for the Better Homes and Gardens Food Content Core, which is a new position. Buckle most recently worked as Bon Appétit‘s Managing Editor.

Ellen Miller and Elizabeth Frantz have also joined the Better Homes and Gardens team. Miller has been named Beauty and Fashion Director. She comes to the magazine from Shape, where she worked as its Beauty Director. Frantz has been tapped to be Better Homes and Gardens’ Associate Social Media Editor. Frantz previously worked at Zocalo Group, a social media agency based in Chicago.