From Black America Web

Amy DuBois Barnett, an award-winning media executive and writer, has been named the editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine, replacing Harriette Cole, who had been serving as acting editor-in-chief and creative director.

Barnett, who was the first African-American woman to head a major mainstream consumer magazine, was most recently deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar. She also has held several masthead positions at Teen People and worked for the now-defunct Honey Magazine, where she doubled the circulation.

“I am extremely pleased to bring Amy DuBois Barnett on as part of the new leadership team,” Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., said in a statement. “She brings with her a wealth of experience, a keen journalistic eye and solid editorial judgment, which will serve well to help redefine the Ebony brand within the ever-changing marketplace.”

Click here to read the rest of the story.