The Rotary Club of Madison invites Rotarians in the area and the public to meet Diane Salvatore, Editor-in-Chief of Consumer Reports magazine, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill at 522 Southern Blvd. in Chatham Township.  Salvatore will explain how the pro-consumer, nonprofit magazine tests and rates hundreds of products in its labs, as well as how the organization advocates for consumer protection from manufacturers and regulatory bodies. Consumer Reports is the fifth-largest magazine in the country in terms of circulation, reaching some 3.7 million readers.  Click Read More for additional details.
Other highlights of Salvatore’s career have included:
• Editor-in-Chief of Prevention, a health magazine with a 2.3 million circulation;
• Vice President and Publisher of Broadway Books, a division of Crown/Random House;
• Editor-in-Chief of Ladies’ Home Journal, with a readership of nearly 13 million women. During her tenure, she personally interviewed three U.S. Presidents for covers — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She also covered urgent social issues of the day, such as nursing home reform, teen suicide, handgun violence, the Iraq War and the AIDS crisis. Under Salvatore’s leadership, the magazine won multiple awards, including a Folio Edie Award for best women’s lifestyle title and a National Citizens’ Coalition Public Service Award;
• Editor-in-Chief of YM (Young Miss), a teen title, and a past Editor at Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Glamour and Cosmo (Cosmopolitan).
Salvatore is a frequent guest on NBC’s “The Today Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Registration for the Rotary Club of Madison meeting Sept. 20 at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill is free, but strongly encouraged as there is limited seating capacity. To register, email
Admission is free. Attendees will be responsible for their own food and beverages.