Scott Mowbray is a 17-year award-winning veteran of Time Inc. who has run magazines, websites and editorial divisions for the company. Mowbray has written about food and nutrition for more than 20 years, been a restaurant reviewer, book author, radio commentator and columnist. Most recently, Scott co-authored Cooking Light’s The New Way to Cook Light, which received a James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in May 2013.
He was named Editor of Cooking Light in September 2009 after leading a major redesign and repositioning of the magazine. In 2010, Cooking Light saw tremendous growth and was named #4 on Advertising Age’s “A-List.” In 2011, it received its first National Magazine Award nomination. Mowbray led the development of the magazine’s first cooking app, which won recognition from Apple for both its iPhone® and iPad® iterations. He has also managed the launch, early in 2012, of the magazine’s tablet edition.
In 2007, Mowbray directed a complete overhaul and relaunch, on new technology, of Health.com, seeing substantial traffic and revenue increases and a National Magazine Award nomination. Before that, he was Editorial Director of Time4 Media, an enthusiast division of Time Inc. that has since been sold. While there, he was editor of Popular Science, leading it to two National Magazine Awards, including top honors for General Excellence in 2002; and he directed the redesigns of major titles such as Golf and This Old House.
Mowbray’s background in food and nutrition began early in his career as an award-wining food and nutrition columnist for a regional Canadian magazine. He also provided food commentaries for CBC radio in Canada and was a restaurant reviewer, as well as editor of, Vancouver magazine.
He is the author of The Food Fight, a book on the history of ideas about food, health and nutrition, published in 1989 by Random House of Canada. In 1991, he was named editor of Eating Well magazine and worked to develop a line of Eating Well cookbooks. While running editorial at Time Inc. Custom Publishing from 1997 to 2001, he developed more than 30 magazines, newsletters and books from wide-ranging clients such as Starbucks, Sony, Target, Fidelity and Jaguar.
Mowbray is married, and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.