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Kate White: Editor-In-Chief, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker

Kate White is recognized internationally as not only the veteran editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the best-selling women's magazine in the world, but also the critically acclaimed author of both fiction and nonfiction books. Few high-profile editors have balanced the rigors of overseeing a major magazine title with a thriving and independent writing career as successfully as Kate White. It all began when Kate White won Glamour magazine's "Top Ten College Women" contest and appeared on the cover. Kate earned a position at the magazine and quickly rose from editorial assistant to feature writer and columnist. After holding key jobs at several national magazines, she became an editor-in-chief, running four magazines (including Redbook) before taking the helm at Cosmopolitan in 1998. Drawing on experiences from her successful career, Kate White published the best-selling career bible Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead... But Gutsy Girls Do. Her most recent nonfiction book is, You on Top: Smart Sexy Skills Every Woman Needs to Set the World on Fire. Kate White also has a passion for writing fiction. Penning her first novel, A Body to Die For, in 2004—which was selected as Live With Regis and Kelly's first "Reading With Ripa" book club pick and #1 on Amazon — Kate White introduced her gutsy and irreverent sleuth, Bailey Weggins. Ms. Weggins went on to solve more grisly murders and entertain readers in 'Til Death Do Us Part, If Looks Could Kill, Over Her Dead Body, and again in Lethally Blond - all New York Times best-sellers which were recently optioned by Lions Gate Pictures. Kate White's writing has been described by the New York Times as "scathingly observant," capturing "the mood...with a verisimilitude some of her peers might recognize." The Los Angeles Times says of Kate White's work: "It's like devouring a box of chocolates!" More About Speaker, Kate White . . . Kate White's highly anticipated 2010 first thriller, HUSH, marked her entry into a whole new genre and became a New York times bestseller. Hailed as a "pulse pounding, chilling, and provocative" read, it's the story of an ordinary woman who flees the scene of a brutal murder and realizes it's not just the law that is hunting her. Kate's latest thriller, The Sixes, takes place on a college campus where a secret society may be responsible for several grisly murders. Through her magazine work and her books, Kate White has influenced at least two generations of women with her unique honesty, passion, and imagination. She is the winner of the Matrix Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Communication" as well as the Woodhall Institute Award for Ethical Leadership. To bring Cosmo's Kate White to speak at your next event, contact BigSpeak Speakers Bureau.

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