Linda Kramer Jenning
Linda Kramer Jenning is the Washington editor for Glamour and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Her work at Glamour focuses on issues that touch the lives of the magazine’s 12.3 million readers and on projects like the annual Glamour Women of the Year honors. She covered both conventions for the magazine and has written articles on former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and a feature with health care advice from HHS Secretary Sebelius, Nancy-Ann DeParle and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.
Linda began her journalism career with the Associated Press in New York, San Francisco and Oregon. She worked in television at the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, before returning to print journalism to freelance for Time magazine and other publications. She later joined Time Inc.’s People magazine and served as Acting Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief in Washington, DC. At People, she reported on four presidential cycles, profiled members of Congress from then Speaker Newt Gingrich to Senator Dianne Feinstein and covered breaking news and human interest features.
She holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College. She teaches Feature Writing and the Journalism of Conscience in the Georgetown Master of Professional Studies Journalism program. She also has taught undergraduate journalism at Georgetown College and was academic director from 2006-2009 of the Georgetown Summer Journalism Workshop for high school students. She was the 2006 Shapiro Fellow in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. She also has taught in the Boston University Washington Semester program. Journalism honors include awards for Glamour’s political coverage from the National Women’s Political Caucus and from the Planned Parenthood Federation, Time Inc.’s 2007 Henry Luce Award for Outstanding Story for her article on a wounded marine, and a Henry Luce Award for Deadline Reporting for leading People’s coverage of the 2006 Sago, W.Va., mining disaster. She serves on board of the Alumnae Association of Smith College, the Media Advisory Board of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the Speakers Committee of the National Press Club. She is a past board member of the Journalism & Women Symposium and chairs its scholarship committee. She lives in Alexandria with her husband.