Myers grew up all over the United States; she lived in St. Louis, Missouri, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Myers is a graduate of Plantation High School, Plantation, Florida, where she was co-captain of the swim team. She attended Colorado State University in 1982 on a diving scholarship and received a degree in political science.
Myers was named editor-in-chief of ELLE magazine in May 2000. Myers is also responsible for content creation across all ELLE platforms.
Prior to joining ELLE, Myers worked at Mirabella magazine, where she had been the editor-in-chief since April 1998. Before Mirabella, she was a senior articles editor at ELLE; a senior editor at InStyle, where she worked on the start-up of the Time Inc. launch; and editor-in-chief of Tell. She was managing editor at Seventeen. She also worked at Interview, for Andy Warhol, and began her career at Rolling Stone.
She lives in Manhattan with her husband, architect Frank Michielli, and their two children.
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