Meredith Corporation

Des Moines, IA
Stephen M. Lacy, CEO

The Meredith Corporation is based in Des Moines, Iowa, and is made up of a publishing division with a focus on women?s, lifestyle and fitness markets, and a broadcasting division. Among its magazines are the Ladies Home Journal and Better Homes and Gardens. It also owns television stations, a radio station and dozens of websites.

The company was founded in 1902 by Edwin Thomas Meredith when he first published Successful Farming magazine. In 1922, Meredith began publishing a magazine titled Fruit, Garden and Home, which was renamed Better Homes and Gardens in 1924. The broadcasting division owns a number of television stations as well as one AM radio station in Saginaw, Michigan. Magazine revenues showed here are for the company?s National Media Group, which includes the magazines and associated websites.

*This company operates on a fiscal year rather than a calender year. PEJ used its quarterly reports to compile a calender year so that revenue and profit figures are comparable across all companies.

Below is a count of the company?s news outlets by media sector.

Media Properties

Sector: Local TV

  • KCTV - Kansas City,MO
  • KPDX - Vancouver,WA
  • KPHO-TV - Phoenix,AZ
  • KPTV - Portland,OR
  • KSMO-TV - Kansas City,MO
  • KVVU-TV - Henderson,NV
  • WFSB - Hartford,CT
  • WGCL-TV - Atlanta,GA
  • WHNS - Greenville,SC
  • WNEM-TV - Bay City,MI
  • WSMV-TV - Nashville,TN

Sector: Magazines

  • Better Homes and Gardens - Des Moines, IA
  • BHG American Patchwork and Quilting - Des Moines, IA
  • BHG Nature's Garden - Des Moines, IA
  • Diabetic Living - Des Moines, IA
  • Disney Family Fun - Des Moines, IA
  • Every Day with Rachel Ray - Des Moines, IA
  • Family Circle - Des Moines, IA
  • Fitness - Des Moines, IA
  • Ladies' Home Journal - Croton on Hudson
  • Living the Country Life - Des Moines, IA
  • Midwest Living - Des Moines, IA
  • More - Des Moines, IA
  • Parents - New York, NY
  • Ready Made - Berkeley, CA
  • Remodel - Des Moines, IA
  • Ser Padres - Des Moines, IA
  • Siempre Mujer - Des Moines, IA
  • Traditional Home - Des Moines, IA
  • Wood Magazine - Des Moines, IA