Linda Wells is an American journalist and current editor-in-chief at Allure magazine
Linda Wells graduated in 1976 from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School and graduated from Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1980. She began her journalism career at Vogue, where she wrote and edited stories about beauty, health, nutrition, and fitness. In 1985, she joined The New York Times as a reporter, ultimately becoming the beauty editor and the food editor of The New York Times Magazine. In 1991 Wells founded Allure magazine and has served as the editor-in-chief since its founding. Wells' editor's letter has been praised for tackling a variety of topics with honesty. Women's Wear Daily gave her an "A" rating in its Editors' Report Card column acknowledging her "backbone". In 2006, Wells, with her editors at Allure, wrote her first book, Confessions of a Beauty Editor (Bulfinch). In 2009 Forbes named her the number 5 most powerful fashion magazine editor.
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