Janice Min

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Janice Min
Janice Min (Photo: Alex Berliner)

Janice Min is an American editor and writer who rose to prominence as the longtime editor of Us Weekly.

Born to a Korean American family, Min is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Min began her career as a newspaper reporter in Westchester County, New York.[1] She joined People magazine at the age of 23 as a staff writer, where she remained for five years. After stints at Life and In Style, she joined the new and struggling Us Weekly in 2002. The next year, Min was named editor in chief. A then-unknown in the industry, Min nearly doubled circulation, ushered in a new age of celebrity media and was credited with "wielding an Oprah-esque power over celebrity culture."[2]

In 2007, she became editor in chief of Us Weekly. Min has been honored as Adweek’s Editor of the Year[3] and Us Weekly, under her leadership, was on Adweek’s Hot List for four straight years, was awarded Advertising Age’s Magazine of the Year.[4] and recognized as Cappell Circulation Report’s Performer of the Decade. Min was also named one of the New York Post’s Most Powerful Women in New York.[5] In 2006, she was one of Crain’s 40 Under 40.[6]

In August 2009, citing a desire to try something new, Min stepped down from Us Weekly.[7]

Min was named Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter in May 2010.[8] Richard Beckman, CEO of e5 Global Media, owner of The Hollywood Reporter, said of her hire: "Janice dramatically transformed the landscape of entertainment journalism, and she is perfectly suited to lead The Hollywood Reporter's business-to-influencer coverage of the global entertainment industry."

Min has written a book, How to Look Hot in a Minivan: A Real Woman's Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, and Dressing Chic in the Age of the Celebrity Mom. The book will be released by St. Martin's Press in 2012.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Raised in Littleton, Colorado by Korean parents, Min is the youngest of three children. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Peter, and their three children.[1]


  1. ^ a b Min, Janice (2010-02-04). "Confessions of an Alpha wife". New York Post. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ Brown, Douglas (2005-11-04). "Janice Min wields an Oprah-esque power over our celebrity-crazed culture". The Denver Post. 
  3. ^ Newman, Judith (2005-03-14). "The Hot List". Media Week. Retrieved 2010-03-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Us Weekly - Magazine of the Year". AdAge. 2004-10-25. 
  5. ^ Stadtmiller, Mandy (2007-06-13). "New York's 50 Most Powerful Women". New York Post. 
  6. ^ Flamm, Matthew (2006). "Janice Min - 2006 40 Under 40 - Crain’s New York Business Rising Stars". Crains. 
  7. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (2009-07-20). "Janice Min, Us Weekly Editor, Is Stepping Down". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Carr, David (2011-05-29). "An Outsider Making Waves in Hollywood". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  9. ^ Hanes, Stephanie (2012-08-23). "Janice Min and the post baby bump "momshell" wannabe phenomenon". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 

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