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Jody L. Rohlena

Jody L. Rohlena

location-pin New York Metropolitan Area

School: University of Iowa, NYU

Expertise: Inspiration, National Interest, Health, Tech, Shopping, Hints and Hacks

Jody L. Rohlena

  • Content Director, Reader's Digest
  • Former Deputy Editor, ShopSmart
  • Former Editor, Natural Healing
  • Former Deputy Editor, First for Women
  • Former Senior Editor, New Woman
  • Extensive on-air TV and radio experience, including CBS News, the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, and many satellite media tours
  • Represented Reader's Digest at industry events including annual Book Fair
  • Pioneered popular Everyday Heroes department, including Hero of the Year Awards, with the opportunity to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and to represent the program on Capitol Hill
  • Helped launch Stand Up for the Children, an annual comedy fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, featuring Jim Gaffigan, Loni Love, Godfrey and more
  • Edit annual contest Nicest Places in America, recipient of Eddie Award


Jody is the Content Director of Reader’s Digest. She has held top-level positions in print, digital, social media and creative leadership at Consumer Reports, ShopSmart, WebMD and other major media companies. Proud career highlights include interviewing Jimmy Kimmel about his appendix, publishing a poem about her family’s Century Farm and not poking Nick Cannon in the eye during a Today Show appearance. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she lives in New York with her husband, son and two cats.


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