Michele Promaulayko is an award-winning print and digital editor, specializing in the wellness arena. Most recently, she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the largest women’s media brand in the world, and the editorial director of Hearst’s Young Women’s Group, which also includes Women’s Health and Seventeen.
Previously, she served as the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Health, a digital site offering the latest news and expert advice on health, fitness, nutrition, and other wellness topics. Before that, for six years, she was the vice president and editor-in-chief of Women’s Health, one of the fastest growing women’s magazines in the world. Michele was responsible for overseeing all facets of the brand, including the magazine, website, digital apps, and branded books.
In 2009, Michele authored Look Better Naked. Her most recent book, 20 Pounds Younger, was released in 2015. In 2011, Women’s Health won the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence from ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) and was again nominated for that same award in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Before joining Women’s Health, Michele was the executive editor of Cosmopolitan for eight years. She has been an expert guest on television programs such as Today, Good Morning America, The Doctors, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, EXTRA, Access Hollywood Live, Fox News, and The Dr. Oz Show.
She has sat on ASME’s Board of Directors and has served as a mentor in the Gloria Steinem Media Mentoring Program in affiliation with the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. She resides in Manhattan and spends weekends on Long Beach Island in New Jersey.