Ms. Morgan replaces interim editor Charla Lawhorn, who served after Katie Tamony was replaced in December. Ms. Tamony was Sunset's editor-in-chief for 10 years.
Ms. Morgan comes to Sunset after serving as executive editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine since 2006. Early in her career (1984-88), she was an associate travel editor at Sunset.
She was previously executive editor of Oprah's O at Home magazine and created the Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Ms. Morgan will be based in Sunset's Menlo Park headquarters.