Vanessa K. Bush Named Editor-in-Chief of Essence

Posted on August 1, 2013

Vanessa K. Bush has been named eEditor-in-Chief of Essence magazine. She has been the acting Editor-in-Chief of the magazine since February, 2013.

Vanessa Bush first joined Essence over a decade ago as Beauty and Fashion Features Editor, where she directed all style and beauty sections. She was named Lifestyle Editor in 2003. In 2005, she was named Executive Editor, managing the editorial team to implement the brand's creative vision, as well as overseeing staffing, systems, operations and the magazine's operating budget.

Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc., said in a statement, "Vanessa's more than 10 years of experience as an editorial leader at Essence will ensure continued success for the preeminent African-American women's media brand. She has the full support of Time Inc. to execute on her vision to honor this loyal and cherished audience."

As Acting Editor-in-Chief, Bush recruited Dawnie Walton as Deputy Editor, Aretha Busby as Beauty Director and Melissa Kramer as Fashion Director.

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