Midwest Living magazine, published by Meredith, is a regional publication that celebrates the richness of life in the American Midwest. Founded in 1986, the magazine is dedicated to providing its readers a wealth of region-specific information and inspiration, focusing on travel and events, food and dining, and home and garden, as well as other editorial content categories.[1]

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Midwest Living magazine is published bi-monthly and reaches 4.1 million readers, primarily in the 12 Heartland states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin).[2]

Midwest Living leadership

Greg Philby was editor-in-chief of Midwest Living until April 2015. Previously, Philby was the Executive Editor of Midwest Living for five years where he was responsible for the overall editorial execution.

Dan Kaercher is the founding editor of Midwest Living. Kaercher is well known for his IPTV/PBS series Best of the Midwest, Taste of the Midwest and Parklands of the Midwest. These franchises each included a public television special and series, book by Globe Pequot (a division of Morris Communications) and special magazine issue.

Trevor Meers, Managing Editor
Geri Bosen, Creative Director

Other editors

  • Barbara Morrow, Senior Travel Editor
  • Diana McMillen, Senior Food Editor
  • Carol Schalla, Senior Home Editor
  • Deb Wiley, Garden Editor