WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report's Karen Chevalier has been named one of Folio:'s Top Women in Media. The awards recognize the most influential women in media – those who have fearlessly moved their teams, brands and companies forward, made strides in their respective markets and created lasting impressions on their colleagues.
Chevalier is being honored in the Corporate Visionaries category. As Chief Operating Officer, Chevalier was part of the executive team that led U.S. News' strategic transformation from a weekly print magazine to a profitable digital news and information company.
"There are very few people who can say they transformed a newsweekly into a thriving digital media company," said Bill Holiber, CEO of U.S. News. "As a key member of our executive team, Karen's leadership running the day-to-day operations as well as managing our data, technology and communications teams has been critical to our success and growth as a digital business."
U.S. News' focus on helping people make more informed decisions with data, in-depth information and advice has resonated with online audiences worldwide, and Chevalier's award comes during a period of company-wide growth and expansion. In March USNews.com experienced 20 percent YOY digital growth, reaching a new high of more than 37.5 million unique monthly visitors. In January, U.S. News launched a new multimedia platform, Best Countries, attracting nearly 2 million visitors from around the globe. The U.S. News Best Places to Live platform, released in February, reached more than 2 million visitors in a single day.
About U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 37 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.