Margaret Mannix has been Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report since 2007. She currently oversees the media group’s venerable guidebooks – Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals – and the digital magazine U.S. News Weekly, which focuses on politics, Capitol Hill, the White House, foreign policy and more. In 2012, she also assumed leadership of program planning for the U.S. News “Hospital of Tomorrow” and “STEM Solutions” conferences. Since joining U.S. News in 1990 as a reporter, Mannix has written and edited extensively on numerous topics, from education and health to politics and personal finance. After reporting for the investigative and business teams, she became the business section’s deputy editor in 2002 and then assistant managing editor. In 2005, she became assistant managing editor of the health and medicine section. A Maryland native, Mannix has a bachelor’s in communications from American University and her M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.