Jeannie Park was named executive editor of PEOPLE Magazine in April 2002. She moved to the weekly from the same position at sister publication In Style, where she had been since January 1999.
Park top-edits People's coverage of style, beauty and body/fitness-related stories and oversees staffing and staff development for the magazine.
Park has worked for five Time Inc. publications. She began her career in 1985 as a reporter-researcher for Time, and moved to PEOPLE as a staff writer in 1989. Over the next three years she was promoted to senior writer, and then associate editor. In 1991, she spent several months in Sydney on the team producing test issues of an Australian edition of the magazine, Who Weekly, which was launched the following year.
She moved to Entertainment Weekly in 1992 as senior editor of the television section, and in 1993 edited the publication's first book, The Entertainment Weekly Seinfeld Companion. She served as EW's assistant managing editor from 1995 until her appointment four years later to executive editor at In Style.
She is the founding president of the Asian American Journalists Association's New York chapter, which is now the largest in the country, and she has been honored by numerous organizations for her journalism and her work in the area of diversity, including the National Association of Minority Media Executives, Korean American Alliance, Asian Professional Extension, the Asian American Federation of New York, the U.S. Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and Asian Women in Business. She is also a founding member of A3, Time Inc.'s Asian American employee affinity group. She is also an officer of the board of trustees of LREI, an independent school in Manhattan.
Park graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in biochemistry in 1983. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.