Wendy Naugle

Wendy Naugle
Title: Editor-in-Chief, PEOPLE
  • Wendy Naugle is the Editor-in-Chief of PEOPLE. 
  • Wendy joined PEOPLE in July 2019 as Deputy Editor and helped oversee some of our largest franchises.
  • Before PEOPLE, Wendy was Executive Editor at Glamour Magazine. 


Wendy has over twenty years of experience as a writer and editor and has worked at PEOPLE since July 2019. As former Deputy Editor and current Editor-in-Chief, Wendy has helped oversee some of the magazine’s largest franchises, including Sexiest Man Alive, the Beautiful Issue, 100 Reasons to Love America and People of the Year. 

Before joining PEOPLE, Wendy was Executive Editor at Glamour, leading editorial content and the brand's Women of the Year Awards and Women of the Year Summit. Her stories on subjects ranging from breast implants to health insurance to reproductive rights won two National Magazine Awards for Personal Service and a National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award, among other honors.

Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts and Communication from Drake University.


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