Alumna returned to Utah to become Salt Lake Magazine editor

After travelling the globe from Maryland to the Netherlands, Washington, D.C. and New York City, Marcie Young Cancio, a USU alumna, has made it back to Utah to take her dream job as editor in chief of Salt Lake Magazine.

“There aren’t many magazines in Utah that cover the area we cover,” Cancio said. “What we cover is far beyond Salt Lake. We are one of the bigger magazines in the state of Utah — we’re pretty broad.”

Before moving back to hometown Salt Lake City, Cancio covered features, trends and business for the global footwear industry at Condé Nast’s Footwear News (FN) as associate editor.

During the nearly three years spent at FN, she said she had the opportunity to travel to various locations for fashion events and develop friendships with elite shoe designers.

She also judged FN Shoe Star, an online reality competition to find the next big shoe designer. She worked with a variety of big names, including Toms founder, Blake Mycoskie, Grammy award winner Fergie and footwear business veteran Sam Edelman.

Though she loved the high-paced life in New York City, she said she enjoys the different scene at Salt Lake Magazine offers — a position Cancio said is ideal.

“This is the pinnacle of everything I’ve wanted to do. It’s a dream job,” she said. “I’m editor in chief in my hometown.”

Cancio graduated from USU in 2002 and said she made the most of her college experience by working in several editor positions at The Utah Statesman. She also traveled to the University of Maryland for a national exchange program as a press intern.

Later in her collegiate career, she said she traveled to the Netherlands for an international exchange program.

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