Asian Pacific Heritage

Janice Min

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Janice Min is a Korean-American editor and writer who rose to prominence as the longtime editor of Us Weekly and usmagazine.com. A graduate of Columbia College, and later Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Min began her career as a newspaper reporter in Westchester County, NY. She joined Time Inc.’s People magazine at the age of 23 as a staff writer, where she remained for five years. After stints at Time Inc.’s Life (magazine) and In Style, she joined the new and struggling Us Weekly in 2002. The next year, Min was named editor in chief. A then-unknown in the industry, Min nearly doubled circulation, ushered in a new age of celebrity media and was credited with "wielding an Oprah-esque power over celebrity culture."