Joanna Coles was named Editor-in-Chief of the U.S. edition of Marie Claire, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, in April 2006. Coles was recently named Adweek’s Editor of the Year at the same time as the magazine was listed as #2 on Adweek’s Hot List, an annual list of the most influential and successful magazines.
Coles has appeared regularly as an expert on “The Today Show,” CBS’ “Early Show,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and CNN. She also produced and starred in the Style Network’s non-scripted series about Marie Claire, called “Running in Heels.” British-born Coles moved to New York in 1997 as the New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian and subsequently The Times of London. Before moving to New York she worked as a radio and TV broadcaster for the BBC, a weekly op-ed writer and interviewer for The Guardian.