Janice Kaplan

Writer and Media Consultant

Janice Kaplan is widely known for her achievements as a writer, television producer and magazine editor. As the Editor-in-Chief of Parade, the most widely read publication in America, she brought new energy and excitement to the magazine, increasing readership to over 74 million every Sunday. She attracted some of America’s best writers and biggest-name celebrities. The magazine’s two cover stories by President Barack Obama got international attention, as did her own interviews with stars including Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, and Daniel Craig. She also published important news and political articles.

Ms. Kaplan was deputy editor of TV Guide magazine and executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group, where she created and produced more than 30 television shows that aired primetime on ABC, FOX, VH1 and other networks. She began her career as an on-air sports reporter for CBS Radio and went on to be a producer at ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, where she won awards for investigative reporting. She was a columnist at Vogue and has written hundreds of articles for most of the major magazines in the country.

Author and co-author of twelve books, her bestselling novels include The Botox Diaries, Mine Are Spectacular! and The Men I Didn’t Marry.  Her recent non-fiction book I'll See You Again spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and all her books have been translated and published in more than a dozen countries. She received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and her newest book, The Gratitude Diaries, will be published by Dutton/Penguin Press in August 2015.

Ms. Kaplan appears frequently on television shows including Today, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and CBS Early Show, and is a popular speaker around the country. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and won Yale’s Murray Fellowship for writing. Ms. Kaplan lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut with her husband and has two wonderful sons who graduated Yale.

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