FAMU alumna new editor-in-chief of Ebony Magazine
5/1/2014, 9 a.m.
Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Mitzi Miller has been named the new editor-in-chief of the iconic EBONY magazine. Miller was handed over the reigns by Desiree Rogers, CEO, of Johnson Publishing Company on April 22. Miller, most recently served as editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a position she had held since May 2011.
“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 in the
announcement. “We are thrilled to have Mitzi in our JPC family and are excited to see the new direction she will bring to the magazine.”
While at JET magazine, Miller revamped the iconic 62-year-old brand with the magazine’s first and only successful redesign, relaunch of the JET website and an increase in social media presence. The 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.”
Before joining JET, Miller served as the editor-in-chief of SET Magazine.
A former associate editor at JANE Magazine, Miller began her editorial career in 2001 at HONEY magazine. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English from FAMU and currently serves as a member of the Jack & Jill of America Foundation Board. Her recent accolades include recognition among FAMU’s “125 Outstanding Alumni,” The Root’s “100 Honorees for 2013,” and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 “40 Under 40” roster.
EBONY is a credible and an authoritative perspective on the Black community. The monthly magazine, now in its 68th year, reaches nearly 11 million readers to date.