Fitness EIC in Good Shape for New Job

fitness09.26.08.jpgMore Friday afternoon funnews dumps: Betty Wong is the new editor-in-chief of Fitness, replacing
Denise Brodey
who is leaving “to pursue other opportunities.”

Since 2005, Wong has served as executive editor of Family Circle. Before that, she was Ladies’ Home Journal‘s health director and also worked at Working Mother, Parents and Redbook among other publications.

Betty Wong Named editor-in-chief of Fitness Magazine

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2008) — Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) announced today that Betty Wong has been named Editor-in-Chief of Fitness magazine.

Wong joins Fitness from Meredith’s Family Circle magazine where she has served as Executive Editor since 2005. She will report to Sally Lee, Senior Vice President/New York Editorial Director for the Meredith Publishing Group.

“Betty’s strong background in the women’s health, wellness and lifestyle fields makes her ideally suited for this opportunity,” says Lee. “She has done a terrific job at Family Circle and is well-known for her leadership and team-building skills.”

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.

“I am thrilled to be joining Fitness and feel confident that the brand will continue to be a leading voice for women seeking real life health, fitness and wellness solutions,” says Wong.

A graduate of Cornell University, Wong resides with her family in Forest Hills, New York. Wong will be based in Meredith’s New York offices at 375 Lexington Avenue.

Wong replaces Denise Brodey who will be leaving Fitness to pursue other opportunities.