Joanna Coles

Former Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines | Board Member, Snap, Inc. | Producer, The Bold Type & Author, Love Rules

Joanna Coles is the Executive Producer of ABC Freeform’s The Bold Type, now in its fourth season and inspired by her career. She is the Former Creative Advisor to CBS News, and Former Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines where she oversaw the editorial and brand development for 300 global magazines. She sits on the Board of Directors of Snap, Inc., Density, Blue Mistrel (Frederic Fekkai’s holding company), and Women Entrepreneurs New York City, an initiative to expand female entrepre-neurship, with a focus on underserved women and communities.
The British-born editor moved to the U.S. in 1997 as the New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian, before becoming the New York columnist for The Times of London. Coles joined Hearst in 2006 as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she co-produced the Style Network’s unscripted show Running in Heels. She was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s media brand, in 2012. She was the executive producer of the unscripted series So Cosmo on E! in 2017.
Over the course of her career, Coles has won numerous prestigious awards for journalism and media leadership. She is the author of Love Rules, a book with HarperCollins on relationships in the digital age and lives in Manhattan.