Essence Magazine Gets New Editor-in-Chief

Veteran journalist and style expert Constance C.R. White will take over the publication.

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From PRNewswire:

Veteran journalist, editor and culture & style expert Constance C. R. White has been named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, it was announced today by Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief John Huey. Her appointment is effective March 21, 2011.

Prior to joining ESSENCE, White served as Style Director, Brand Consultant and Spokesperson for the leading online company eBay, where she developed content and strategies aimed at women. She is credited with conceiving and creating eBay's first web-zine, as well as developing a comprehensive editorial environment.

White was previously the founding Fashion Editor for Talk magazine, a celebrated Style Reporter for The New York Times and the Executive Fashion Editor for Elle magazine. She also served as Associate Editor at Women's Wear Daily and W magazine and began her career at Ms. magazine, as assistant to co-Founder Gloria Steinem.  

"We are pleased to welcome this highly accomplished journalist to Essence and to Time Inc.," said Huey. "Her 20-year career in editorial has exemplified excellence at the highest levels for many of the world's most trusted brands, and her leadership will assure ESSENCE's position as the preeminent publication for African-American women."

We congratulate them on their choice to take the favorite staple-of-black-womanhood magazine into the future.

Read more at PRNewswire.

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