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David Zinczenko

David Zinczenko

American publisher, editor, writer, television personality, and anti-obesity activist
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Intro American publisher, editor, writer, television personality, and anti-obesity activist
Countries United States of America
Occupations Journalist Nutritionist
Gender male
Birth January 1, 1969
Education Moravian College
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David Zinczenko is an American publisher, author, and businessman. Previously, he was the EVP and General Manager of Men's Health, Women's Health, Prevention and Rodale Books; Editorial Director of Men's Fitness; and the Nutrition and Wellness Editor at ABC News.

Early life & education

Zinczenko grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. While attending Moravian College, he served in the military for the Navy Reserves and was the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, The Comenian.


In 2000, Zinczenko was named the editor-in-chief of Men's Health.

On December 14, 2010, Min credited Zinczenko for the "#1 Most Notable Launch of the Past 25 Years." Under his watch Zinczenko oversaw the launches of both Women's Health and the affluent men's lifestyle publication Best Life, serving as Editorial Director of the two brands.

In 2009, Advertising Age deemed Women's Health the "Magazine of the Year." In 2011, he was named Editorial Director of both Organic Gardening and Prevention as well. He left Rodale at the end of 2012.

He was hired in 2013 by American Media CEO David Pecker to re-launch Men's Fitness, and create brand extensions for the men’s lifestyle publication while also turning Shape into an active lifestyle publication and helping to oversee Muscle & Fitness.

In 2013, Zinczenko was named the Nutrition and Wellness Editor at ABC News. Later that year, Zinczenko launched Galvanized Media. Galvanized owns and operates Eat This, Not That!, Best Life and Zero Belly. Its imprint Galvanized Books, distributed by Random House, produced The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse by Kelly Choi, and Simon & Schuster is distributing The 14-Day No Sugar Diet. Galvanized's Branded Content arm is called Galvanized Strategies.

Zinczenko returned to Men's Health in 2018, to become Interim Editorial Director.

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