Introducing Our Favorite New Editors of 2021

Introducing Our Favorite New Editors of 2021



Editor In Chief Of POPSUGAR - Sade Strehlke

POPSUGAR, the no. 1 most engaged - with women’s lifestyle site globally [source: Comscore, July 2021], announced Sade Strehlke as Editor-in-Chief.

Sade Strehlke as Editor-in-Chief, Strehlke will lead the editorial voice, vision, and programming across the entire POPSUGAR brand, overseeing best-in-class content strategy and setting the future creative course for the business. Strehlke will report to POPSUGAR’s President, Angelica Marden, and will be based in Group Nine’s New York headquarters.

Follow Sade Strehlke on Twitter @SadeStrehlke and Instagram sade_style

Michelle Lee Leaves Allure as Editor in Chief for Netflix

Michelle Lee is the VP of Global Editorial & Publishing at Netflix, former Editor in Chief of Allure, and a 2021 Adcolor Legend.

Michelle Lee served as editor in chief of Allure Magazine from 2015 to 2021. She is the former editor in chief of Nylon, has held positions at, Beyond the Row, Glamour, and Us Weekly, and currently serves as the VP of editorial and publishing at Netflix. In 2017, she was named Editor of the Year by AdWeek.

Follow Michelle Lee on Twitter @heymichellelee and Instagram heymichellelee


Jessica CruelAllure's Editor in Chief

 "Becoming Editor in Chief was a childhood dream that I honestly didn’t think would come true. But sometimes doors open at just the right time and the future path is clear."

Jessica Cruel is the editor in chief of Allure, where she leads the development of multiplatform editorial content for print, digital, and video platforms. At Allure, she spearheaded the launch of The Melanin Edit, a new platform exploring all things relating to Black beauty.

Follow Jessica Cruel on Twitter @j_cruel and Instagram jcruel


Rolling Stone Magazine Editor In Chief Noah Shachtman

"Rolling Stone changed my life. Its music journalism helped push me to play in bands for real. Its conflict reporting gave me a north star to aim for when I was a national security reporter. I can't fucking wait to help this incredible team write its next chapter."

Prior to journalism, Shachtman was a staffer in the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and a touring musician.

“Noah is a brilliant editor and journalist and has deep expertise running a digital-first operation, which will be critical to our continued growth,” said Gus Wenner, the president of Rolling Stone and the son of the founder, Jann Wenner.


Follow Noah Shachtman on Twitter @NoahShachtman and LinkedIn Noah Shachtman


British Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Edward Enninful

 Edward Enninful is the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and the Writer of October Issue's Cover Story with Zendaya.


Edward Enninful is the European editorial director of Vogue and editor-in-chief of British Vogue, taking the helm of the magazine on August 1, 2017. In just over two years as editor-in-chief of the famed publication, he has helped shape a new vision for fashion media — not just in the UK, but globally — where he has placed a “diversity of perspective” at its core.

Follow Edward Enninful on Twitter @Edward_Enninful and Instagram edward_enninful


Erica GonzalesElle Magazine's TV, Movies, Music, and Books Editor

Erica Gonzales oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books, and more. She was previously an editor at There is a 75 percent chance she's listening to Lorde right now.

On her Twitter Account She Posted:

"Took a mental health break from tweeting, but back with some personal news: I’ve joined the amazing team at, where I’ll cover tv/movies/music/books. Call me beep me if you want to pitch me: egonzales @ more deets TK but I’m excited!"

Follow Her on Twitter @ericagonzo and Instagram ericagonzo


Teen Vogue's Editorial Assistant, Aiyana N. Ishmael

Aiyana Ishmael is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University where she served as the editor-in-chief of FAMU’s student magazine Journey. The 22-year-old has written for Teen Vogue, Essence, Poynter andRefinery29 and in her spare time hosts and produces her podcast, Black Fat Fashion. Her email is:
As a journalist, she wants to ignite conversations that create change through storytelling. The Miami native is a creative and dependable leader who regularly engages in community and campus service projects. Ishmael graduated college in April of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and is an avid reader, former athlete and recovering theatre kid.

Follow Her on Twitter @aiyanaish and Instagram aiyanaish


Naomi Elizée, Market Editor of Vogue

As a fashion editor at a little publication you may have heard of (Vogue?), Naomi Elizée lives, breathes, eats, sleeps, and drinks fashion—she tells her boyfriend shopping is a form of market research. Though the Brooklyn-based style aficionado was not always decked out in Maison Margiela and Christopher John Rogers. Back when she was still donning Zara and H&M, Elizée grew up in South Florida in the small town of Davie, sustaining her sartorial appetite on the likes of Vogue, Elle, and more stuffed into her mom's cart at the grocery store.

She even posts her gmail email on her Instagram page. We LOVE that about Naomi.

Follow Her on Instagram naomielizee and LinkedIn Naomi Elizée


Brianne Garrett, Managing Editor at Sweet July

Brianne Garrett is an alumna of Boston University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Wine Spectator, amNewYork, CNET, Chowhound, Eater, USA TODAY and more.

"About a year ago, I interviewed Ayesha Curry about the launch of her Sweet July brand, a growing empire that includes a lifestyle magazine putting underrepresented business owners and creatives at the forefront.
Now for the full circle job news: I’m excited to share that today is my first day as managing editor on the Sweet July team. I couldn’t be more excited. That I’m starting in July only sweetens the deal!"

Follow Her on Twitter @brianne_garrett and Instagram briannenicole18


Maybelle Morgan, Entertainment Editor at Refinery29 UK

Maybelle Morgan is currently the Entertainment Editor at Refinery29 UK. Accepting pitches across UK entertainment (film/TV/books/art) at

She was an Online Editor at Wonderland Magazine, Content Editor at ASOS & Features Assistant at British ELLE.

Also, she contributed digital-first art & culture/music/fashion/travel and zeitgeist content for Condé Nast Traveller, Hearst Magazines, Stylist Magazine, Soho House, Dazed Digital, British Vogue, The Sunday Times Magazine, Telegraph Fashion.

Follow Her on Twitter @maybelle_morgan and Instagram maybellemorgan


Jasmine Gomez, Associate Lifestyle Editor at Women's Health Magazine

Jasmine Gomez is the associate lifestyle editor at Women’s Health and covers health, fitness, sex, culture and cool products. She enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit.

Her Email is:

Follow Her on Twitter @JazzE_Gomez and Instagram jazzegomez


Ida Harris, Managing Editor at MadameNoire

Idda Harris is the Managing Editor of @madamenoire — If It's Murder You Know She Wrote It — work seen in @Essence, @Elle, @TeenVogue, @USAtoday, @blackenterprise, @HelloBeautiful

Follow Her on Twitter @_Hotpeeznbutta and Instagram hotpeeznbutta


Michelle 현 Kim, Editor at Publication Them

Them is Conde Nast’s newest online publication that focuses on queer youth.

She shared:

"some personal news~ I've been promoted to an Editor position at @them!! very excited to work with new queer writers, pitch me at or shoot me an intro email to let me know what topics I should keep you in mind for!"

Follow Her on Twitter @meeshkakim and Instagram meeshkakim


Arianna DavisTODAY Show's Editorial Director

As an Editorial Director at the TODAY Show, Ms Davis will oversee News, Trending and Lifestyle content across the TODAY Show digital platforms.

Arianna posted:

"Pinched myself while updating my website and LinkedIn today i’m THRILLED to share I just began my new role at NBC as Editorial Director of The @TODAYshow! excited to lead this team and for all the magic we’ll create.
Words can’t express how incredibly grateful I am for the opportunity to stretch my wings and pursue a new challenge. THANK YOU to everyone for all of the love and congratulations. I can’t wait to share the journey that comes after the big leap!"

Follow Her on Twitter @ariannagdavis and Instagram ariannagab


Head of Content for Jemele Hill's New "Unbothered Network"Christina M. Tapper

An award-winning journalist, Christina is an Executive Producer at Spotify Studios and the Head of Content at Jemele Hill's Unbothered Network, an audio home elevating the voices and stories of Black women. In these roles, Christina leads the strategy, development, and execution of Unbothered's slate of original shows.

Before transitioning to audio, Christina was the deputy editor at ZORA, Medium's digital publication by, for, and about Black women, where she led ambitious special projects, developed content strategies, and commissioned and edited stories. While at Medium, she also co-edited Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future Without Policing & Prisons, a series of 30 essays and conversations from organizers, political prisoners, scholars, and advocates calling for a future that puts justice and the needs of the community first. The robust collection was produced by Colin Kaepernick’s eponymous publishing company and Medium’s LEVEL magazine.

Follow Her on Twitter @Tapperific


Features Director of O MagazineShirley Velasquez

Award-winning journalist and multimedia executive with a successful track record in team building, digital and video content and data-driven audience growth. Innovative team leader who oversees high-quality content production - from idea incubation to execution and distribution. Deep experience creating marketable franchises, distribution strategies and social media campaigns in news, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, multicultural and Latinx content for key clients and partners.


Follow Her on Instagram shirleyvnyc and LinkedIn Shirley Velasquez


Asia Milia, The Cut's Fashion & Beauty Writer

After working with Lindsay Peoples Wagner at Teen Vogue, @MissAsiaMilia officially moved over to The Cut with Ms. Wagner at its
newest fashion and beauty junior writer!

Follow Her on Twitter @MissAsiaMilia and Instagram missasiamilia


Times’ Washington Reporter, Erin Logan

Logan has worked at The Times for the past two years after joining in 2019 as a Metpro fellow. During that time, she covered the first Senate impeachment hearing of President Trump, the fallout of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and has written dozens of breaking and enterprise stories from Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Her most recent work has also included coverage from the White House.

Follow Her on Twitter @erinblogan and Instagram elogannn


Brooklyn White-Grier, The Story Writer Of  ESSENCE’s Fall Global Black Fashion Issue Cover

Brooklyn White-Grier is the Generation Z Editor at ESSENCE. She is the responsible for writing or assigning/editing written news, interviews, op-eds and reported pieces.
She is also a Freelance Writer and Editor. She was commissioned to write for a number of publications for both print and digital. PAPER Magazine, ZORA, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Vibe Magazine, HYPEBAE, Milk Makeup, Fashionista, Bitch Media, Garage Magazine, StyleCaster, and HelloGiggles are among the sites she have written for.

Megan Thee Stallion appears on the September/October 2021 cover of ESSENCE, available on newsstands August 23.

Follow Brooklyn White-Grier on Twitter @brooklynrwhite and Instagram brooklynrwhite


Writer of Rolling Out's September Issue Cover StoryChristal Jordan

Christal Jordan is a twenty-year veteran in community and public relations. As the founder of Enchanted Branding & PR, she secured clients within entertainment, arts, and fashion with an emphasis on community opportunities within Atlanta, GA. Early on Jordan realized the power of harnessing celebrity influence to support community initiatives which resulted in her work with several non-profit organizations and providing support for various projects within the City of Atlanta. Jordan is a news personality with a segment on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta and Rolling Out (the largest AA owned publication company in the US).

This Story Appears on September Issue of Rolling Out.

Follow Christal Jordan on Twitter @Enchantedpr and Instagram enchantedpr


Kaitlyn Greenidge, Features Director of Harper's Bazaar and Writer of The Icon Issue

Kaitlyn Greenidge is the author of the novels We Love You, Charlie Freeman and Liberite, which will be published by Algonquin Books in March 2021.
In addition to being the features editors at Harper's Bazaar, Kaitlyn Greenidge is also an accomplished novelist; her debut novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books), is one of the New York Times Critics' Top 10 Books of 2016. Her writing has appeared in the Vogue, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Buzzfeed, Transition Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, American Short Fiction and other places. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Guggenheim Foundation.

This Story of Beyoncé originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of Harper's BAZAAR, available on newsstands August 31.

Follow Kaitlyn Greenidge on Twitter @surlybassey and Instagram kaitlyngreenidge


Vanity Fair's October Issue Cover Story Writer - Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward is a novelist, scholar, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, and is the only woman and only African American to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice.

Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and is currently a professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award, and Sing, Unburied, Sing, which won the 2017 National Book Award. She is also the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time and the author of the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. From 2008-2010, Ward had a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. She was the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for the 2010-2011 academic year. In 2016, the American Academy of Arts and Letters selected Ward for the Strauss Living Award. She lives in Mississippi.

Jasmyn Ward writes the Cover Story of Vanity Fair's Cover Story of Cover Star Regina King.


Follow Jesmyn Ward on Twitter @jesmimi and Instagram jesmynward


Gerrick Kennedy, Writer of Men's Health's October's Cover

Gerrick Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, cultural critic and author living and working in Los Angeles.
Kennedy is the author of Parental Discretion Is Advised, The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap and the forthcoming Didn’t We Almost Have It All, an exploration of the life and career of Whitney Houston. His writing has appeared in GQ, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Men’s Health, NPR Music, Spin, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Shondaland, Cultured Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.



This story by Gerrick Kennedy appears in the October 2021 issue of Men's Health Magazine.

Follow Gerrick Kennedy on Twitter @GerrickKennedy and Instagram gerrickkennedy


Sunny Hostin, Writer of Ebony's November Digital Cover Story

Attorney and multi-platform journalist Sunny Hostin is the three-time Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s The View.

Previously, Sunny was a legal analyst for CNN where she became known for her in depth analysis of social justice and legal issues. Sunny created, wrote and co-produced her popular weekly segment, Sunny’s Law, which answered viewer questions on various topics including homeowner’s rights when faced with foreclosure, how to survive a police encounter, and who gets the ring after a broken engagement.

Follow Sunny Hostin on Twitter @sunny and Instagram sunny


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