Angela Meyer

A well-loved figure in the world of weekly magazines, The People’s Take It Easy magazine features editor Angela Meyer has died at the age of 36 after a long battle with cancer.

Angela died on 20 December 2006 at Guy’s Hospital, London where she was being treated for her illness.

She began her career on the Surrey Herald Newspapers group in 1994, where she worked as both chief reporter and deputy sports editor, thereby indulging her passion for football and fulfilling her childhood ambition of pursuing a career in journalism.

After a stint on The Argus, Brighton, she moved into women’s weekly magazines by joining IPC Media’s Chat in 1999, where she contributed widely including the introduction of three new sections: the blokes’ page, the kids’ page and Phil the Drill, the resident dentist!

Three years on, she left Chat to go freelance and worked for a variety of titles including Best, Bella, Cosmopolitan, Essentials, The Independent, the Mirror, Red, She and Woman.

In 2005, she took up a post as features editor on Take It Easy. With her love of people and words she was a natural for the weekly women’s magazine market, turning out powerful and emotive real-life stories. She is already much-missed by friends and former colleagues.

She is survived by her husband, Giles Meyer.

Lucy Bowen

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