The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) is proud to announce that Cindi Leive, the distinguished former editor-in-chief of both Glamour and Self, has become a Senior Fellow. A journalist and cultural critic, Leive is also the co-producer of several New York Times bestsellers, including the 2018 book Together We Rise, about the making of the women’s march.
Leive has won a number of major media awards—including five National Magazine Awards and an Emmy for Glamour under her tenure. During her 16 years at Glamour, she built barrier-breaking initiatives like Women of the Year (the country’s preeminent event showcasing women), #PoweredByWomen (a global movement supporting female photographers), #The51Million (about women and politics) and the nonprofit initiative The Girl Project (to support girls’ education). She currently appears frequently at live events and on TV discussing women, media and the arts. As a Senior Fellow, Leive will work on a series of projects about gender, including talks, video series and a book.
“We are proud to have Cindi Leive join our Center family,” CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan said. “One of our central interests has been the role of women in communication leadership, a field that she exemplifies in her own career and that she will help to study in the years ahead. Her impact in the media industry has been immeasurable, and our students and community of professionals and scholars will benefit from her important role as a Senior Fellow.”
In addition to her role as a Senior Fellow at CCLP, Leive is a member of the boards of Swarthmore College, the Brooklyn Public Library and the International Women’s Media Foundation. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, film producer Howard Bernstein, and their two children.