Board of Directors

Kristin van Ogtrop

Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple In addition to leading the print magazine, van Ogtrop oversees all brand extensions, including digital; tablet editions; special issues; books; licensed products; and mobile applications.

Van Ogtrop writes a personal blog, Adventures in Chaos, on and is the author of Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom, which was published by Little, Brown in 2010.  Before joining Real Simple, van Ogtrop was executive editor of Glamour magazine and has also held positions at VogueTravel & Leisure and Premiere. Van Ogtrop received a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MA in English from Columbia University. She lives in Pelham, New York, with her husband and three sons.