Burt-Murray Leaving Essence
(New York Post) — Angela Burt-Murray is out as editor-in-chief of Essence, the Time Inc.-owned magazine for African American women, after five years at the helm. She told staffers yesterday in a meeting that she is relocating to Atlanta with her family. She didn’t return a call for comment. Sheryl Tucker, who took a buyout as an editor-at-large at Time Inc. in 2008, is being brought back to run the mag on an interim basis. According to sources, the company quietly began preparing for the move a few weeks ago but wanted to proceed delicately to avoid re-igniting a controversy that flared this summer when Burt-Murray appointed a white woman to the key position of fashion director.