Elaine Welteroth has made history in media and I could not be more proud. She is the new editor-in-chief for Teen Vogue which makes her the first African-American to hold that position in 107 yrs.
According to NBC News:
“A historic change-up at Condé Nast: Teen Vogue’s former editor-in-chief Amy Astley has been replaced by Elaine Welteroth, the media group announced Thursday. Welteroth becomes the first African-American to hold the position at the fashion magazine, and the youngest editor-in-chief in Condé Nast history at just 29yrs old.
This is not the first time Welteroth has made headlines, having also served as Teen Vogue’s first African-American beauty director since 2012. Only the second Black editor-in-chief at large in the history of Condé Nast, Welteroth’s experience traces back to Glamour magazine from 2011 to 2012, where she advanced from Beauty writer to Senior Beauty Editor, and her role as the Beauty and Style editor of Ebony magazine from 2008 to 2011.
“Elaine, Marie and Phil are fearlessly at the forefront, inspiring young trendsetters with their sophisticated take on emerging fashion, beauty and pop culture, and they will lead Teen Vogue to the next phase of its success,” Condé Nast Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Voguemagazine said in a statement.
“This team has thoroughly embraced the endless potential of social media and new platforms, and their understanding of the most effective way to use them to connect with audiences, embodies what it means to be an editor today.”