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

Vanessa K. Bush is the new editor of Essence  The wait is over. Since Constance C.R White, amid controversy, stepped down as editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine in February, readers have been wondering who would take White?s place. Yesterday it was announced that award-winning journalist, editor and author Vanessa K. Bush was appointed.

Until now, Bush has been “acting” editor-in-chief of the beloved African American women?s publication that was founded in 1970 by Edward Lewis and Clarence O. Smith and acquired by Time, Inc., between 2000 and 2005. ?

Bush joined Essence in 2000 as beauty and fashion editor. Prior to joining the team at Essence, Bush held several editorial positions at other publications such as Life and Glamour.

Bush earned a degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. ?