Amy Astley is the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, which launched in January 2003. She was named to edit the new magazine in June 2002 by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and editorial director of Teen Vogue.
Astley joined Vogue in 1993 and became Beauty Director the following year; she also wrote for the magazine. Prior to Vogue, Astley was an Associate Editor at HG for four years. Astley was also the editor of Teen Vogue's four test issues, which were published from 2000–2002.
Teen Vogue under Astley's direction
The American Society of Magazine Editors nominated Teen Vogue for a 2003 General Excellence Award in the 250,000-500,000 circulation category. In addition, Teen Vogue was named Adweek magazine's 2004 Startup of the Year. Teen Vogue's circulation rate base increased to 900,000 with the October 2006 issue from its previous level of 850,000. The magazine is produced in the new Euro magazine size (6-3/4" x 9-1/8").
A graduate of East Lansing High School, Astley holds a BA in English from the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University, where she was a member of the Honors College. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two children.
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