Condé Nast Hires First Black Editor-in-Chief

Keija Minor is the publishing house's only African-American editor-in-chief in its 103-year history.

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Keija Minor in 2007 (Steve Mack/Getty Images)

Barriers continue to be broken in the publishing industry thanks to Keija Minor, recently announced as the new editor-in-chief of Brides magazine, owned by Condé Nast Publications. Minor is the first person of color to head a magazine in the house's cluster of media, according to the Huffington Post.

CNP, the privately owned company that produces 18 magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair and GQ, has been in existence since 1909. That's 103 years that no black editor has ever been named to the top of an editorial masthead at the company -- until now. Yikes!

Minor fills the top spot at Brides that was left vacant after the announcement earlier this month that Anne Fulenwider would be leaving the title to become the new editor-in-chief of Marie Claire.

Minor's new gig got us wondering: Are there or have there ever been any other black editor-in-chiefs at mainstream publications?

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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