Writer and Media Consultant
Janice Kaplan is the author of fourteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Gratitude Diaries and her most recent book How Luck Happens. Her books have been translated and published in more than twenty countries. As the Editor-in-Chief of Parade magazine, she was well-known for her cover stories with political figures including President Barack Obama, President George Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Under her leadership, circulation increased to 32 million copies every Sunday, making it the most-read publication in America.
Ms. Kaplan spent many years as a television producer, including as executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group where she created and produced more than 30 primetime network television programs. 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 wrote hundreds of articles for national magazines and she continues to write regularly for print magazines and websites. She has appeared frequently on television shows including Today, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning and is a popular keynote speaker around the country. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and won Yale’s Murray Fellowship for writing. She lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut.