Vogue.com has promoted fashion news director Chioma Nnadi, the fashion website’s news director, to the editor’s job — marking her the third person to hold the top job in less than a year.
The hire comes just three months after editor Stuart Emmrich announced in June that he would be leaving at the end of the summer so he could spend more time writing. He had succeeded Wintour pal Sally Singer, who left in December.
Nnadi, is a native of London with a Nigerian and Swiss-German background, which helps the company at a time when it has come under fire internally for a lack people of color in the upper ranks.
“I am so thrilled that Chioma will be the new editor of Vogue.com,” said Vogue editor-in-chief and Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour in a statement. “Above all we know her as someone who intuitively understands fashion and brings to it a genuine love of discovery. She looks in unexpected places and all over the world to find out who is doing the best work and who we should be celebrating now. I absolutely rely on her eye and her cosmopolitanism and her taste. Even better, she is forward looking and understands that Vogue needs to reach new audiences and do so in new ways.”
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