About The Bermudian
William D. Richardson, a former New Yorker
magazine editor who was residing in Bermuda, launched The Bermudian
magazine in February 1930. The Bermudian
set out to be, in his words, “a magazine devoted to Bermuda and Bermuda life.” In the very early days, the magazine was strongly focused on visitors, with photographs and features about honeymooners, information about where visitors stayed and how they spent their holidays.
Two years on Richardson approached a young Welshman with an offer to edit The Bermudian
. Ronald “Ronnie” Williams would go on to be the editor for over 25 years and under his guidance the magazine became a polished reflection of Bermuda to the outside world, appealing largely to American readers who were visiting Bermuda as a tourist destination in growing numbers.
A strong local Bermudian readership also developed over the years thanks to coverage of local events, homes, history, and heritage articles as well as in-depth features on issues of interest to local readers. The Bermudian
has generated a loyal and avid readership over the years and has even maintained a reputation as a collector’s item.
The current editor is Gabrielle Boyer who succeeded Tina Stevenson in 2021. Tina, who has been at the helm since 1999 as publisher, took over the editorship in 2003.