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by Mary Tjotjos

Liz Vaccariello

Editorial Director at Large

Liz Vaccariello has made a career out of inspiring people to improve their health and happiness.  Most recently she served as Editor in Chief of Real Simple, Parents and People. Shehas decades of experience in health journalism, most notably as SVP and editor in chief of Prevention, the country’s most trusted health magazine, where sheco-authored the #1 New York Times bestselling Flat Belly Diet! (and 9 other best-selling self-help books). She started her national publishing career at Fitness magazine and has overseen the editorial direction of Shape, Health, Martha Stewart Living among other brands.

Liz regularly appears on TV shows and stages around the world to speak  – and moderate conversations about – the subjects she knows best:  storytelling, publishing, health and travel trends, and personal achievement. She has topped lineups at major summits including MPA, Visit California, Folio, ACT6 and Digiday. 

She writes for the world’s top outlets about her own travel, self-care experiences and luxury and nature itineraries, having visited 6 of the 7 continents with her husband, Steve Vaccariello, a professional photographer. A graduate from the University of Michigan, she lives with Steve, their teenaged twins and beloved rescue dog, Milo, in South Orange, New Jersey.