Laura Brown


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  • Region USA
  • Participation 2016/17, 2017/18

Edtior-in-Chief, InStyle

Laura Brown is the Editor-in-Chief of InStyle. Appointed in August 2016, she is responsible for content, strategy, and new revenue streams. Helming a brand that reaches 30-plus million, Brown oversees the core magazine, digital across all platforms and formats, 13 international editions, and annual special issues. In addition, she leads development of brand extensions, including live events.

Since her appointment, Brown has lead a refresh of InStyle’s print and digital franchises to much critical acclaim. She has expanded the breadth and variety of the contributors, giving voice to a new group of fashion, beauty and celebrity influencers and appealing to a wider audience with a stylish and relatable voice. Her social media sensibility has vastly extended the reach and relevance of InStyle beyond the page.

Previous to InStyle, Brown spent eleven years at Harper’s Bazaar, rising to the role of Executive Editor following stints as Articles Director and Features/Special Projects Director, and was Articles Director of Details and Senior Editor at W. She earned her BA in arts and communication from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales in Australia.