EBONY magazine names Mitzi Miller Editor-in-Chief

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EBONY magazine names Mitzi Miller Editor-in-Chief


CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) — Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), today named Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine, effective immediately.


Miller, most recently served as editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a post she had held since May 2011. Wendy Wilson, the current managing editor of JET magazine, will now oversee the day-to-day operations of JET magazine.

“Mitzi is a gifted editor with tremendous energy and passion, and her strong editorial background will catapult the EBONY brand to greater heights,” said Rogers. “We are thrilled to have Mitzi in our JPC family and are excited to see the new direction she will bring to the magazine.”

“I am extremely humbled to be trusted with the responsibility of leading the number one African-American publication in the country,” said Miller. “Amy Barnett is an exceptional editor, and I am honored to succeed her as editor-in-chief at EBONY. I am excited about all the possibilities as I assume my new role.”


While at the helm of JET magazine, Miller revamped the iconic 62-year-old brand with the magazine’s first and only successful redesign, re-launch of the Jet website and an increased social media presence. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author of five books, Miller is regularly a featured guest on several national television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and CNN’s CNN Newsroom.


Prior to joining JET, Miller served as the editor-in-chief of SET Magazine. A former associate editor at JANE Magazine, she began her editorial career in 2001 at HONEY magazine. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida A&M University and currently sits on the Jack & Jill of America Foundation Board. Her recent accolades include recognition among The Root 100 honorees for 2013, Florida A&M University’s 125 Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial, and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 40 Under 40 roster.


Miller succeeds Amy DuBois Barnett, who is leaving EBONY after serving as editor-in-chief since 2010.





About EBONY:

EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the African-American community. The monthly magazine, now in its 68th year, reaches nearly 11 million readers. EBONY features the best thinkers, trendsetters, hottest celebrities and next-generation leaders of African-Americans. EBONY ignites conversation, promotes empowerment and celebrates aspiration. Available nationwide on newsstands and the iPad, EBONY is the heart, the soul and the pulse of African-Americans.


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  1. by Shawna Jones June 25, 2014

    Hi Mitzi,

    Congratulations! I celebrate you!

    Thank you for taking the time out of your laborious schedule to review my email. I am honored.

    I have successfully completed an MBA in Media Management with Metropolitan College of New York which I’m pretty enthusiast about.

    Upon reading through the pages of Ebony’s July 2014 Issue- I read your article “Choose Happy” I have been inspired to write you and request an informational meeting.

    I would like to know more about you, your story and how you have become as successful as you are.

    Bishop T.D Jakes says success is contagious and if your get around it -you can caught it! My prayer is to caught it.

    I know you are extremely busy and I will make myself available to you .

    Thank you well in advance.

    Very Best,
    Shawna Jones,MBA

  2. by g garvin January 6, 2015

    Wow…congrats!!! you never know who people are. I had the pleasure of meeting during the Bachelor shoot in Atl


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