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Former Editor-In-Chief, Teen Vogue; Judge, Bravo's 'Project Runway'

Elaine Welteroth: Biography at a Glance

  • In 2018, Elaine Welteroth was tapped to become a judge on Bravo's hit series, Project Runway
  • Welteroth was named editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, making her the second African-American in Condé Nast's 107-year history to hold such a title
  • Her promotion to editor at age 29 makes her the youngest in Condé Nast history to become editor
  • When she became beauty director of Teen Vogue in 2012, Welteroth was the first African-American to serve in the role
  • She is credited for the notable increase of Teen Vogue coverage of politics and social justice, encouraging readers to become civically engaged, specifically during the 2016 U.S. presidential election

 

Former Editor-In-Chief, Teen Vogue; Judge, Bravo's 'Project Runway'

Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. Throughout her magazine career, Elaine broke new ground as the youngest person and the second African-American to hold this title in Condé Nast’s 107-year history. Under her leadership, Teen Vogue notably increased coverage of news and politics, encouraging readers to become civically engaged, specifically during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She's now a leading expert, advocate and voice for the next generation of change-makers. She has written for the hit show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix.

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