Sid Evans is Editor-in-Chief of Meredith Corporation’s SOUTHERN LIVING. From 2011 until 2014, he served as Group Editor of SOUTHERN LIVING, COASTAL LIVING, COOKING LIGHT, SUNSET, and THIS OLD HOUSE.
Evans, who has set standards of excellence for every brand he’s touched throughout his career, is responsible for the editorial vision, direction and content for the iconic SOUTHERN LIVING multimedia brand. Reaching more than 23 million people each month, SOUTHERN LIVING connects consumers to the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet, and event platforms. Evans is responsible for ensuring that the media powerhouse’s digital franchises, 12+ annual special issues, books, special events and hundreds of licensed products—from furniture to plants—reflect the brand’s core mission and values. In 2015, SOUTHERN LIVING won the Henry Luce Award for Title of the Year, Time Inc.’s highest honor.
Evans was previously Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Garden & Gun, a Southern lifestyle magazine that won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2011. He also guided Garden & Gun to a 2011 James Beard Foundation Award in the Food, Culture and Travel category, a MIN Magazine Best of the Web award in 2010, a Grand Gamma Award for Best Magazine in the Southeast in 2010 and an ASME nomination for Best Cover of the Year in 2009.
Prior to Garden & Gun, Evans was Editor-in-Chief of Field & Stream from 2002 until 2007. Under his leadership, Field & Stream set new benchmarks for the outdoor category, earning an unprecedented nine National Magazine Award nominations in three years, growing newsstand sales by more than 40% and launching major multi-platform franchises, such as the Total Outdoorsman Challenge and the Heroes of Conservation program.
Evans added the title of Editorial Director of Salt Water Sportsman magazine in 2004 and helped guide that title to its first National Magazine Award nomination, for General Excellence, in 2007. Prior to Field & Stream, Evans was Editor of Men’s Journal, where he earned two National Magazine Awards nominations, and he held senior editor positions at GQ and Sports Afield.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Evans attended Connecticut College. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and two children.