Scientific American Names First Female Editor-in-Chief

Woman at top of masthead for first time in 164-year history.

Last Updated: December 3, 2009 @ 9:04 AM

Longtime science journalist Mariette DiChristina has been named the first female editor-in-chief of Scientific American in the magazine’s 164-year history.

DiChristina, who joined the magazine in 2001 as executive editor, has been serving as acting editor-in-chief since her predecessor, John Rennie, left in June.

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