Editor Bio

Carol Brooks


Carol Brooks has been at the helm of First for Women since 2002, during which time the magazine has gobbled up market share, skyrocketing from the #7 bestselling magazine at retail to #2. Brooks credit her success with knowing both what information her reader wants and how she wants it delivered.

Brooks is also the founding editor and current Editor-in-Chief of the Christian monthly Simple Grace, which won MIN’s “Launch of the Year” award in 2015. She additionally oversees Bauer Lifestyle Central, which produces beauty and fashion pages for the Bauer US celebrity weeklies.

Prior to coming to Bauer, Brooks served stints as Deputy Editor at both Glamour and Cosmopolitan after starting her career at Men’s Health.