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Bonnie Fuller

Bonnie Fuller
Fuller at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Born
Bonnie Hurowitz[1]

(1956-09-08) September 8, 1956 (age 67)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Occupation(s)Editor, writer
TitlePresident and Editor-in-Chief, Hollywood Life
Spouse
Michael Fuller
(m. 1983)
[1]
Children4[1]

Bonnie Fuller (born Bonnie Hurowitz;[1] September 8, 1956) is a Canadian media executive who is the owner and editor-in-chief of Hollywood Life. Fuller previously worked as editor-in-chief for publications such as YM, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Us Weekly.

Early life

Bonnie Hurowitz[1] was born in Toronto, Ontario to a real-estate lawyer and an elementary school teacher. She graduated from Jarvis Collegiate Institute in 1974 and attended University of Toronto, where she earned a B.A. in 1977.[1]

Career

In 1978, Fuller was a fashion reporter at the Toronto Star.[2] Two years later, she became a sportswear editor for Women's Wear Daily. Her first job as editor-in-chief came in 1983 for the Canadian national fashion magazine Flare. She spent five years at the publication prior to joining YM as editor-in-chief.[3]

Fuller launched the American version of Marie Claire magazine in 1994 where she was the editor-in-chief. In 1996, she was appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, succeeding Helen Gurley Brown. From 1998 to 2001, she was editor of Glamour magazine. Fuller worked as Editor-in-Chief of Us Weekly and redesigned the title, creating the modern celebrity newsweekly.[4] She created such signature sections as "Stars Are Just Like Us."[5]

Beginning in July 2003, Bonnie served as Executive Vice President and Chief Editorial Director of American Media Inc., where she oversaw AMI's 16 weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly magazines, including Star, Shape, Natural Health, Country Weekly and Men's Fitness.[citation needed] During her tenure, Star relaunched from a tabloid to a glossy magazine.[6] Bonnie stepped down from her position in May 2008, but remained the editor-at-large at Star and a consultant to AMI.[7]

In July 2009 she was hired by Penske Media Corporation to relaunch HollywoodLife.com, a celebrity news site.[8] As of 2019, Fuller is the editor-in-chief of Hollywood Life and a senior advisor to PMC. She also hosts the Hollywood Life weekly podcast.[9]

In addition to her roles with Penske Media, she is a frequent contributor to a variety of media outlets including HuffingtonPost.com, Advertising Age, the Today show, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, FOX Digital News, CNN New Day, WPIX and CTV News. On Tuesday mornings, she appears on Sirius XM Radio's Cosmo Radio. She authored the bestselling book The Joys of Much Too Much: Go For The Big Life — The Great Career, The Perfect Guy, and Everything Else You've Ever Wanted.[10]

In 2021, Fuller purchased full ownership of Hollywood Life from Penske Media.[11]

Awards and recognition

Fuller has twice been named editor of the year by Ad Age.[12]

Personal life

Fuller married Canadian architect Michael Fuller on June 26, 1983. They have four children.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "BONNIE FULLER, The Story So Far". Toronto Star. May 14, 2008. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Vukets, Cynthia (31 March 2011). "Media mogul Bonnie Fuller turns page on magazines". Toronto Star. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  3. ^ Houpt, Simon (24 May 2001). "Fuller out as editor at Glamour magazine". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  4. ^ Carr, David (16 July 2009). "Seasoned Celebrity-Watcher Turns From Print to Web". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  5. ^ Kaufman, Amy (16 July 2009). "Bonnie Fuller Joins Penske's HollywoodLife". The Wrap. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  6. ^ MacMillan, Robert (14 May 2008). "Bonnie Fuller quits as American Media EVP". Reuters. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  7. ^ Haber, Matt (13 May 2008). "Bonnie Fuller Out of AMI Management; New 'Editor-at-Large' Role with Star". New York Observer. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  8. ^ Ryan Tate. "Bonnie Fuller Hired Into Murderer's Row of Hollywood". Defamer. Archived from the original on 2010-01-31.
  9. ^ "5 Podcasts To Listen To For The Best Celebrity Showbiz Gossip". Capital FM. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  10. ^ Jacobs, Alexandra (April 9, 2006). "That (Other) Cosmo Girl". The New York Times.
  11. ^ "Bonnie Fuller Assumes Full Ownership of Hollywood Life". Variety. 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2023-11-22.
  12. ^ "Bonnie Fuller: Queen Of The Tabloids". Forbes. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
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