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Lynya FLoyd

2012 Speaker

Lynya Floyd, health director at Family Circle magazine, is a wellness expert, fitness enthusiast and award-winning journalist.  At Family Circle, Floyd is responsible for overseeing and developing health-related content for moms of tweens and teens and their children. This includes a special monthly editorial focused on kids and health.  An advocate for women and family health issues, Floyd appears regularly on nationally syndicated television including NBC, FOX and National Public Radio to speak about women and family health, fitness and parenting. Prior to joining Family Circle, Floyd served as senior editor at Essence magazine covering women’s health topics. Floyd also co-edited ESSENCE’s “The Black Woman’s Guide To Healthy Living” (Time Inc Home Entertainment, January 2009). Floyd also worked at a variety of prominent women’s magazines including Glamour, Seventeen, Heart & Soul and Parenting. Her stories have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Money and newspapers across the country while writing as an Associated Press reporter. Floyd received her B.A. in English from Harvard University. She’s a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.