Conde Nast Names First Black Editor-In-Chief: Keija Minor Now Heads Up “Brides” Magazine

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September 24, 2012 ‐ By

Keija Minor (left) with Keli Goaff at a 2011 fundraiser for Fashion Delivers. Image: Eugene Mim/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press via AP Images

Keija Minor has been named the first black editor-in-chief ever at Conde Nast, home to magazines including Vogue, Glamour and The New Yorker. Minor will be the EIC of Brides magazinereplacing Anne Fulenwider who’s heading to Marie Claire. Minor was previously executive editor of the magazine.

HuffPo Black Voices has an interesting article, looking at the (few) other mainstream magazines that have had black editors atop the masthead. Among them, Ebony‘s EIC Amy DuBois Barnett who was the managing editor of Teen People and Corynne Corbett, the beauty editor of Essence who was previously executive editor of Real Simple.

Hello Beautiful has some of the reaction on Twitter to this historic news. Conde Nast is a 103-year-old company. Crazy that we’re still making this sort of history in 2012.

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