Lynn Povich has had a long career in the news business, working on weekly and monthly magazines and on the Internet. Most recently she was managing editor/senior executive producer of East Coast programming for MSNBC.com.
Prior to joining MSNBC, Povich was editor-in-chief of Working Woman magazine. While at Working Woman, she was responsible for the magazine's redesign and for turning the monthly into the only national business magazine for women.
Povich started her journalism career at Newsweek, where she became the first woman senior editor in the newsweekly's history. She serves on the board of advisors of the Women's Division of Human Rights Watch and was a founding member of the Online News Association. She also serves on the board of advisors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was the editor of All Those Mornings...At the Post, a book of columns written by her father, famed Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich, published in 2005.
Lynn Povich was the recipient of the 1976 Matrix Award from Women in Communications for exceptional achievement in magazines. In 2006, she was awarded the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award from Women in Periodical Publishing.