Wendy Naugle, Deputy Editor, People

Wendy Naugle is the deputy editor of PEOPLE, which was launched in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Still at the center of pop culture more than 46 years later, PEOPLE is accessible across all platforms, bringing more than 100 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos and videos, unparalleled access to the red carpet, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers. An essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. Naugle spearheads our tentpole issues such as our annual Kindness Awards, People Planet, Pride Issue, Love Issue and more. Prior to joining PEOPLE, she was executive editor of Glamour, and helmed the brand’s nationally recognized domestic violence campaign and heart health awareness campaign. Her stories have won top honors, including two National Magazine Awards for Personal Service, a National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and multiple Exceptional Merit in Media Awards. Naugle has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and CNN. Prior to joining Glamour in 2001, she worked at Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Life and American Baby. She is a graduate of the magazine journalism program Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and lives in Tarrytown, New York, with her husband and two children.