Chris Boskin is a highly respected veteran of magazine publishing, with a career that has included publishing and marketing positions with Worth Media, The New Yorker Magazine, Hearst Corporation, East West Network, and Knapp Communications. She is currently a consultant to several media companies.
In 1992, Boskin joined Worth magazine as publisher and helped develop and launch other Worth Media titles including: Equity, Civilization, and the American Benefactor.
Credited for her work in launching Countryside, Boskin served as advertising director and publisher for Countryside prior to joining Town & Country in 1991. From 1988 to 1990, she was San Francisco, Pacific Northwest, and Asia Manager for Hearst Magazines, responsible for Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, House Beautiful, and Connoisseur. From 1977 to 1987, Boskin was the Pacific and Asia Manager for The New Yorker magazine. In 1975, she joined East West Network as San Francisco Manager. She joined Knapp Communications in 1972 as San Francisco Manager for Architectural Digest, and later helped develop and launch Bon Appetit magazine. Advertising Age listed Boskin as one of the "100 Most Outstanding Media People" in 1987.
Boskin's board and advisory affiliations include: Board of Directors and Co-Founder, CalMatters.org; Board of Directors, Gladstone Institutes; Board of Directors, Internews; Board of Directors, Tech4 Global Security; Advisory Board, Higher Ground; and Advisory Board, Care2.com.
Boskin was a member of the CPB Board from 2006-2012, serving as Chair from 2007-2009. She also served as Vice Chair of the CPB Board and as Chair of the CPB Digital Media Committee.
In 2004, Boskin co-founded Higher Ground, a recreational rehabilitation program in Sun Valley, Idaho, for disabled soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boskin holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and English and also studied at the Academia in Florence, Italy. In 2009, she received the Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California Alumni Association.