Jacqueline Leo

Editor in Chief, The Fiscal Times

Jacqueline Leo is Editor in Chief of The Fiscal Times, a digital news web venture. She is also Senior Advisor for Business Development at, a Web-based content source and syndication network that provides tools and distribution for leading authors, celebrities and media companies to publish paid audio and video content over the internet.

Leo has served as Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest, Consumer Reports, Family Circle, and Child Magazine (which she founded in 1986). She was Editorial Director for ABC News’ Good Morning America and The New York Times Magazine Group (where she launched Fitness Magazine), and was Vice President of Editorial Operations, Sales and Marketing for Meredith Interactive where she oversaw the digital development of Better Homes and Gardens (magazine)and Ladies' Home Journal.

She is a former President of the American Society of Magazine Editors and a three-time nominee for a National Magazine Award. She is also the recipient of the Breakthrough Award, and a Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications, an organization for which she also served as President.

Leo is married to columnist and author John Leo, a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute. Her daughter, Alex Leo, is associate editor of The whole family blogs for Huffington Post. Leo was born in Brooklyn and attended the City University of New York.

She is currently writing a book on the number 7 with math professor Edward Burger.

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