Cynthia Leive

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Leive modelling in The Heart Truth's 2012 Red Dress Fashion Show

Cynthia (Cindi) Leive (born January 21, 1967) is the Editor in Chief of Glamour magazine.[1]


Leive began her publishing career at Glamour, where she started as an editorial assistant, and worked alongside Ruth Whitney.[2] After eleven years, Leive left Glamour as Deputy Editor and joined Self magazine as Editor in Chief. During Leive's tenure, Self’s circulation increased by eleven percent.[3] Leive rejoined Glamour magazine as Editor in Chief in 2001.[4]


Under Leive, Glamour has received editorial awards. Further, Glamour's circulation has risen to a rate base of 2.25 million.[3] In 2002, Crain’s put Leive on its "Top 40 Under 40" list,[3] and Leive was also named one of Gotham magazine’s most powerful women under 40 in New York.[citation needed] In 2006, Glamour was named for the first time on both Advertising Age’s "A-List" and Adweek’s "Hot List," each of which recognize strength in circulation, advertising pages, editorial excellence and industry acclaim.[citation needed]

Leive is a Board Member at the IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation).[5] She is a Resident Fellow for Yale Publishing Course.

Personal life[edit]

Leive was born in McLean, Virginia. A 1988 graduate of Swarthmore College, Leive was an English Literature major and minored in Religion.[4] Leive lives in New York City with her husband, film producer Howard Bernstein, her daughter, Lucy, and her son, Isaac.[6]