Gary Drevitch

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm the former editor-in-chief of and a past assigning editor at Teen People, Parade Publications and Scholastic with more than 20 years in the business. As a freelance writer/editor (and blogger), I have expertise in health, diet, parenting, aging, education and caregiving issues and experience with sports, humor, quiz, arts and consumer product pieces. I've contributed to outlets including Parents, The Week, AOL, HuffPost, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Nick Jr., Jewish Living and Time Out New York/Kids. I'm also a veteran producer of educational and custom-publishing projects for clients including Parade Publications, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic Inc., and Time Inc., and I've written several full-length children's non-fiction books for clients including HarperCollins/Smithsonian.


Book Author
9 Years
23 Years
23 Years


18 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
18 Years
18 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
18 Years
Online/new media
18 Years
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Time Out New York/Kids (6-10), Scholastic Parent & Child (3-5), Men's Health/Best Life (1-2), (10+), Parents Magazine (10+), Instructor (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Scholastic, Inc. (10+), HarperCollins/Smithsonian (3-5), Macmillan/McGraw-Hill (10+), Parade Publications (10+)

Other Work History

Senior Web Editor, Health, PBS Next Avenue, 2012-present Editor-in-Chief/VP, Content,, 2010-2012 Executive Editor,, 2008-2010 Contributing Editor, Parade Magazine, 2006-2008 Textbook Editor, McGraw-Hill Education, 2004-2007 Contributing Writer, The Week, 2003 Group News Editor, Scholastic Inc., 2001-2002 Articles Editor, Teen People, 1999-2000 Senior Editor, Parade Publications, 1997-1999 Senior Editor/Editor-at-large, Scholastic, Inc., 1994-97 Associate Editor, Scholastic, Inc., 1991-1993 Associated Press Stringer, 1990 MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour Intern, 1989


Available upon request; include senior managers at, AOL, Parade magazine, Scholastic Inc., Parents Magazine, and others.




"On any given day at NYU's infant and child labs and Columbia University's infant cognition lab at Teachers College, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are falling into foam, watching colorful cartoons, and helping friendly robots, all in the interest of advancing science."
"15 ways to turn your first year as a father into a winning season."
"Twelve-year-old Freddy Adu may turn out to be the greatest soccer player in U.S. history."
"Prepping for fatherhood is more than reading Dr. Spock, childproofing the electrical outlets, and buying a tiny baseball glove. That's the easy stuff; the important lessons are those that most first-time dads learn along the way."
"With Presidents' Day approaching and flags flying in every town, now is a great time to explain to your children what makes our country so special."
"You won't read about these sneaky dad solutions in any advice book. But the results speak for themselves."
"Think that a prenuptial bash has to be a night of debauchery? Think again-your guy can have a blast with his buddies and still remember it the next day."
"For many teachers, trying to organize a Halloween celebration has become more of a trick than a treat."
"Tiny Tim could not tie his shoes, to begin with. And so, as he ran around the kitchen, poking his sister, little Fan, each time he passed, he often stumbled on his laces and flopped on the floor. . ."
"Mercury in fish. Trans-fatty acids. Carb overload. You've heard the scary food news. Now get the scoop on what's really safe to feed your children."
"Q: What makes a great teacher? A: A great teacher encourages you to think, and then nobly suffers the consequences."
"Eager to nurture the next generation of dancers, the city's leading ballet companies are pulling out all the stops to attract boys."
"A new breed of men is changing diapers and exploding stereotypes--and just-released research shows that these stay-at-home dads may even be happier than working dads."
Guide to New York City bar mitzvah etiquette.