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Dana Points

Editor-in-Chief, Parents Magazine

Dana Points is the editor-in-chief of Parents and American Baby on all platforms, and the content director for the Parents Network, which also includes Meredith Corporation’s Family Fun and its Hispanic Ventures titles, Ser Padres and Siempre Mujer.


Dana joined Parents in 2008 and under her guidance the brand has won more than 40 awards recognizing its excellence for editorial and design, including a National Magazine Award nomination, and debuted its first monthly issue for the iPad in April 2011.


Before joining Parents as Editor-in-Chief, Points worked as an editor specializing in women’s health and well-being for more than 15 years. She was named Executive Editor of Self in August 1999. At Self, she also edited the food magazine Self Dishes, as well as the magazine’s book 15 Minutes to Your Best Self.


Points has also been Executive Editor of American Health for Women, a Reader’s Digest publication and has held editorial positions with Mademoiselle and Family Circle. She is a member of the board of trustees of the March of Dimes and serves on the board of Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization working to prevent unintentional childhood injuries. Points has appeared on “Today” and “Good Morning America”, as well as on CNN. She was chosen as one of MIN’s 21 Most Intriguing People of 2010.


A graduate of Barnard College, Points lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.


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