- Ghanaian journalist and editor, Danielle Kwateng, has been named as the executive editor for Teen Vogue
- Before she was appointed, Kwateng had worked as the magazine's entertainment and culture director
- Her appointment, however, has faced criticisms about comments she's made in the past
Ghanaian journalist and editor, Danielle Kwateng, has been named as the executive editor for Teen Vogue.
She was appointed after the embattled magazine parted ways with its former editor Alexi McCammond after staff complained about the racist tweets she posted in 2011.
Danielle Kwateng, who is also an entrepreneur and cultural critic, introduced herself as the new executive editor of Teen Vogue in a post on the company’s website on Wednesday.
She disclosed the magazine ''plans to evolve with its readers because we can't be the young person’s guide to saving the world without [its readers].''
Before she was appointed executive editor, Kwateng had worked at Teen Vogue for two years as the magazine's entertainment and culture director.
Danielle Kwateng like her predecessor has already faced criticisms about comments she's made in the past in response to the news of her appointment.
In an Instagram post, however, Kwarteng celebrates her achievement.
The scion of the Kwateng family was born in 1987 to two Ghanaian immigrants.
Danielle Kwateng earned her first degree in print journalism and fashion merchandising from Howard University and later pursued a publishing course at Columbia University where she refined her skills as a reporter and learned the art of authentic, authoritative storytelling.
The youth journalist, editor, entrepreneur, and cultural critic previously worked at Glamour, Essence, and VICE in various editorial capacities and is now the executive editor of Teen Vogue.
Danielle Kwateng has a rich career portfolio having interviewed top-notch Hollywood stars, including actress Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, model Selita Banks, singer Miguel, actress Nia Long, rapper Common, filmmaker Spike Lee and rapper Drake.
Earlier, Briefly News reported celebrated American poet, Amanda Gorman, dazzled in regal kente as she made history as the first poet to grace the cover of fashion magazine Vogue, for its May issue.
Gorman gained prominence after her momentous spoken word performance of The Hill We Climb at President Joe Biden and Vice-president Kamala Harris' inaugural ceremony in January.
The youth poet has remained true to her roots and principles as she only takes up roles or features that align with her values.
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