Condé Nast today (February 5, 2018) announced Samhita Mukhopadhyay as Teen Vogue‘s executive editor, an opening that came available when Elaine Welteroth stepped down from her role as editor-in-chief in January.
“I have admired Samhita’s work from afar for quite some time. I deeply respect her ability to tackle complex topics and distill them in a sensible way for a young, engaged, and conscientious audience,” said Teen Vogue chief content officer Phillip Picardi in a statement to WWD. “After getting to know Samhita through this process, I am confident that her experience as an editor and a leader is exactly what we need to further propel Teen Vogue into the future.”
Under Welteroth, the magazine took a much more progressive approach to coverage and judging from Mukhopadhyay’s resume, the publication’s more liberal slant will continue. Prior to Teen Vogue, she was a senior editorial director of culture and identities at mic.com, which she was the engine behind coverage of protests at Standing Rock in North and South Dakota, Black Lives Matter efforts, sexual assault on college campuses, as well as prejudice faced by Muslims and members of the trans community.
The one big difference between Mukhopadhyay and Welteroth’s tenure is the end of the print edition of the magazine, which saw its last edition in December 2017.
Prior to mic.com, Mukhopadhyay is a former executive editor of Feministing.com. As well, she’s the co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America and is also the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.
Check out a recent CUNY TV interview by Sheryl McCarthy with Mukhopadhyay below. Image above via freshspeakers.com.