Teen Vogue Hires First Black Editor-in-Chief, Elaine Welteroth

nbcnews.com - A historic change-up at Condé Nast: Teen Vogue's former editor-in-chief Amy Astley has been replaced by Elaine Welteroth, the media group announced Thursday. Welteroth becomes the first African-American to hold the position at the fashion magazine, and the youngest editor-in-chief in Condé Nast history.

This is not the first time Welteroth has made headlines, having also served as Teen Vogue's first African-American beauty director since 2012. Only the second Black editor-in-chief at large in the history of Condé Nast, Welteroth's experience traces back to Glamour magazine from 2011 to 2012, where she advanced from Beauty writer to Senior Beauty Editor, and her role as the Beauty and Style editor of Ebony magazine from 2008 to 2011.

As the youngest person to hold her new title at age 29, Welteroth is joined by two other editors - an unprecedented move for the magazine. The magazine's Digital Editorial Director, Phillip Picardi will also lead with Welteroth in addition to the Creative Director Marie Suter.

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