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AARP Appoints New Editorial Director

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AARP announced yesterday that it has appointed Myrna Blyth, former editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal and author of NYT bestseller 'Spin Sisters,' to oversee its media properties.
AARP announced yesterday that it has appointed Myrna Blyth, former editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal and author of NYT bestseller 'Spin Sisters,' to oversee its media properties.

Myrna Blyth, the former editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal and ThirdAge.com, will oversee AARP's print, digital, and broadcast media outlets as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director. Robyn Motley, former Regional Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and WSFL-TV, will take over sales, operations and business matters for these media outlets as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Ms. Blyth served as founding editor and publishing director of More magazine, in addition to to her tenure at Ladies' Home Journal. She received the Magazine Publishers Association Henry Johnson Fisher Award and her book, "Spin Sisters: How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness and Liberalism to the Women of America," was a New York Times bestseller.

Ms. Motley's served as Advertising Sales & Service Manager and Director of Customer Accounting at The Washington Post Company. She has also been recognized for her commitment to community service, as a former President and board member of Rainbow House and former Vice-president and board member of Big Brother Big Sisters in Chicago.