Creative Director Of O Magazine Dishes On Oprah!

Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O Magazine, on Oprah Winfrey in real life, “What you see is how she really is”

Megan Gallagher

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 12th, 2020 8:34 pm pst

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The creative director has been at the iconic magazine since it’s beginning in 2000. Adam Glassman, who previously worked as the style director, at prestigious magazines and clothing brands such as Home & Garden, SELF, GAP and Ethan Allen, is currently the creative director at O, The Oprah Magazine. AfterBuzz TV’s Megan Gallagher, sat down with Oprah’s right hand man over an Instagram Live. 

Gallagher started off the conversation by asking Glassman how he got started in that industry,  “I always knew I was creative. I knew I had vision. I had no idea what I wanted to do, to be quite frank. Unless you wanted to be a lawyer or doctor, you just went to college and did it. When I wrote my essay for applying to College, I said my biggest dreams were to own a nightclub, restaurant and magazine. I grew up in New York, so everywhere you went there was nightlife and culture”(2:45). 

Credit: Oprah Magazine

Glassman went on to describe the major moment while growing up, that changed his life forever. “ I actually thought I was going to go to Law School, so I applied. Since my father was a lawyer, I thought it would click with me. Then, my father sat me down, and said, “Why would you ever do this. You are not cut out to be a lawyer. You don’t want to do this”. To which Adam replied, “ Really? But you’re a lawyer, it worked for you” as Adam’s father said, “ It worked for me, I don’t think it’s going to work for you”(4:43). 

Gallagher then asked Glassman what it’s like to work with Oprah, to which he said , “I’m around Oprah a lot. I see her all the time. Everyone asks me, ‘what is she really like?’ My thing is if you have watched her on tv, then you know her. That is her. I just see her more often. Truly what you see is what you get. I was on the Weight Watchers 2020 tour(pre-quarantine) with her, and I learned so much. Every time I’m around her she gives the best advice and nuggets of wisdom. I then, everytime, have the lightbulb moment of, oh, and that’s why you’re Oprah!”(8:35) 

Credit: Oprah Magazine


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About The Author:

Megan Gallagher is a 2x TED speaker, #1 best selling author on amazon, mental health advocate and motivational speaker for teenagers. She lives in Los Angeles and is a writer for AfterBuzz TV.

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