Sid Evans was named editor in chief of Time Inc.’s Southern Living in April 2014 and has editorial oversight of Cooking Light and Coastal Living as group editor, a role he has held since July 2011. 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 22 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. Sid is responsible for ensuring that the media powerhouse’s digital franchises, 12+ annual special issues, dozens of books, special events and hundreds of licensed products reflect the brand’s core mission and values. Sid is based in the company’s Birmingham, Alabama offices. 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, the magazine’s second consecutive nomination in that category. Prior to Garden & Gun, Evans was editor in chief of Field & Stream from 2002 until 2007. Under his tenure, Field & Stream set new benchmarks for the outdoor category, earning an unprecedented nine National Magazine Award nominations in three years. Prior to Field & Stream, Evans was editor of Men’s Journal, and he has also held senior editor positions at GQ and Sports Afield. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Sid attended Connecticut College. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife and two children.