Myrna Blyth '60
For more than twenty years, Myrna Blyth was Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of Ladies’ Home Journal. She was also founding Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of More Magazine.
Ms. Blyth is also an author and has written many articles for various publications and websites.Her first non-fiction book, Spin Sisters, a New York Times bestseller, about the effect media has on American women was published by St. Martin’s Press. She is also the author of “How to Raise an American” which was published by Crown Forum.
Ms. Blyth is now Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of AARP. She oversees AARP The Magazine, which is the largest circulation magazine in the world, AARP Bulletin, AARP website, AARP Book Division, and AARP Studios.
Ms. Blyth has also won many awards including the “Women of Achievement” award from the New York City Commission on the Status of Women, the Magazine Publishers of America’s Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the industry’s highest honor, and the Matrix Award from New York’s Women in Communications, Inc. as well as Leader of Industry Awards presented by Folio Magazine.
She was an official American delegate for the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and was Chairman of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows.
She was married to Jeffrey Blyth, a journalist who is deceased. She has two sons and two grandchildren.