Caroline Ryan Cunningham is a writer, editor, and content marketing copy writer. She’s loved writing since the third grade, when she wrote the first pages to a very promising spy novel that’s probably still sitting in a box somewhere in her parent’s house.
She earned her B.A. in English Writing from Wheaton College, Ill., graduating Magna Cum Laude. Starting as a freshman, Caroline edited the Arts & Entertainment section of The Wheaton Record and wrote “A Day in Wicker Park,” a service spread on Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood that won her first place for an entertainment supplement from the Illinois College Press Association. In her senior year, Caroline became the co-editor in chief of The Wheaton Record, launching the publication’s first-ever online edition and grappling with issues that made national news.
After graduating college in three years, Caroline returned to her home town, Cincinnati, Ohio, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing for an inspirational speaker and nationally best-selling author.
Caroline relocated to Washington, DC in August 2014 when she began an editorial fellowship at Washingtonian. In December 2014, she accepted a position as the magazine’s assistant fashion editor, as well as the assistant editor of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, covering weddings and retail for the two respective magazines, as well as writing longer pieces including a feature story on a local runner and service stories on self defense and urgent cares. In January 2017, Caroline became Washingtonian’s associate editor, covering health and fitness and compiling the magazine’s listing of the region’s top doctors.
In November 2017, Caroline moved to Philadelphia to accept a position at Philadelphia magazine, where she served as the editor of the digital and print ancillary publication Be Well Philly, managed the Be Well Philly social media handles (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), planned monthly health and fitness events, and covers all things health, fitness, and wellness for the magazine. A year later, she put those digital skills to good use as the magazine’s senior digital editor, overseeing the print-to-digital production process and social media strategy, while collaborating with vertical editors on content and SEO strategy. Currently, Caroline serves as a deputy editor at Philadelphia, where she works to increase traffic and social engagement while exploring new ways the brand can innovate across platforms, from podcasts to social to newsletters.