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Teen Vogue has named its new leader.
Danielle Kwateng was announced as Teen Vogue’s new executive editor.
The appointment was announced on Wednesday in a post from the publication’s official Twitter account – the first tweet since turmoil bubbled up after the March announcement that Alexi McCammond would be the fashion magazine’s editor-in-chief.
McCammond, an award-winning political reporter, was forced to exit the plum role — before her job even really began — after past racist and homophobic tweets went viral in the days after her appointment was made public.
The magazine, which is under the leadership of longtime Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, also lost its previous executive editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay amid the controversy.
Kwateng, formerly Teen Vogue’s entertainment and culture director, published a note to the site, addressing what transpired while looking forward to what she’s hoping to accomplish in her new role.
“We at Teen Vogue have read your comments and emails and we have seen the pain and frustration caused by resurfaced social media posts,” she wrote, referring to McCammond’s transgressions. “While our staff continued doing the groundbreaking and progressive work we’re known for, we stopped posting it on social media as we turned inward and had a lot of tough discussions about who we are and what comes next. We’re not perfect, but we do know our place in the media landscape and recognize that our readers make up the DNA of our work.”