Jeff O’Connell is editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com, the Internet’s largest fitness site. He was formerly editor-in-chief at Muscle & Fitness and executive writer at Men’s Health. His areas of interest include health, fitness, nutrition, personal finance, and profiles, many of which have been cover stories. Much of his profile writing focuses on either celebrities or subculture figures coexisting uneasily with the modern world.
Along the way, his service journalism has been nominated for a Maggie Award, and his feature writing has earned honorable mention in both The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Science & Nature Writing anthologies.
O’Connell has also co-authored four books, most recently KNOCKOUT BODY, with Mario Lopez; and the New York Times Bestseller LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT, with LL Cool J. His new book, SUGAR NATION, releases in July 2011 with Hyperion books.
O’Connell received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA. He lives in Boise, Idaho.