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Joanna Coles

Michael Campanaro @ 2024-06-13 13:12:19 -0400

When “what do you do?” is a ubiquitous ice-breaker, one can’t help but get attached to their specific job title or industry. But Joanna Coles is someone who’ll never be defined by a singular accomplishment (even if you could pick one). For 12 years, Coles was at the top of the masthead of some of the most iconic magazines—Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, specifically—but since leaving Hearst as Global Chief Content Officer in 2018, she’s embarked on, arguably, her most exciting career chapter yet. In addition to shifting her role from editor to executive producer of Freeform’s now-wrapped The Bold Type...