Teen Vogue names new editor-in-chief

Teen Vogue names new editor-in-chief
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Condé Nast on Monday announced that Versha Sharma has been named editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, filling a role that was left vacant after a staff rebellion forced out the previous editor.

Sharma, formerly editor and senior correspondent for “NowThis,” will start on May 24 and lead Teen Vogue’s editorial vision and content creation across all platforms, the publication’s owner Condé Nast said.

Prior to “NowThis,” Sharma was a reporter and editor at Vocativ and a contributor and writer for MSNBC microsite Lean Forward. She also spent more than three years at Talking Points Memo.

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Sharma will fill the top position at Teen Vogue that was vacated by former Axios reporter Alexi McCammond after controversy earlier this year over nearly decade-old tweets.

McCammond’s short tenure as editor-in-chief grabbed headlines after staff publicly objected to her hire after they discovered anti-Asian tweets she had made as a high school student in 2011.

Condé Nast announced McCammond’s hire March 5, and on March 8, Allegra Kirkland, Teen Vogue’s senior political editor, posted a note to Twitter saying that 20 staff members had complained to management about McCammond’s past tweets.

McCammond stepped down on March 18.