Veronica Chao appointed editor of the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
Chao has served as assistant editor for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine since 2011, editing popular features, columns, and special issues
Boston, Mass. – July 9, 2015 — The Boston Globe has announced the appointment of Veronica Chao as editor of the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, effective immediately.
Chao, the former editor of the Improper Bostonian and the Globe’s City Weekly section, will direct all facets of the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine’s operations, including setting its editorial direction, managing editorial staff, and developing special publications and supplements.
“Veronica is a stellar wordsmith with a ferocious work ethic and an innate understanding of the culture and components that make for a truly great magazine,” said Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory. “Veronica is the ideal fit to lead the Globe Magazine. Under her leadership, I am confident that she will take this successful publication and its talented editorial team, which produces vibrant and popular weekly issues and elegant premium issues of the Sunday Magazine, to an even better place.”
Chao has served as assistant editor for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine since 2011, editing popular features, columns, and special issues such as the award-winning “Your Home” issues. During her tenure, she has led noteworthy coverage, including a recent feature focused on low-income students enrolled at Ivy League schools, a fan’s perspective of the New England Patriots Deflategate controversy, the state of extramarital affairs, and Boston’s rising class of black politicians.
“There are so many exciting changes going on at the Globe, and a real spirit of innovation here,” said Chao. “For the magazine, it’s all about finding compelling stories – from regular columns to longform reporting – and smart new ways of telling them that surprise, delight, inform, and involve readers.”
Chao joined the Boston Globe in 2007 as editor of City Weekly, a regional supplemental section that was included in the Boston Sunday Globe. Prior to working at the Globe, she served as the editor of the Improper Bostonian magazine for five years.
A resident of Boston, Chao grew up in the Washington D.C. area and is a graduate of University of Virginia.