In an internal email sent Thursday afternoon, Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth told staffers she would be stepping down from her position.
Welteroth was appointed Editor-in-Chief in April 2017. As the youngest and only the second person of color to hold the position at any of Condé Nast’s publications, Welteroth has been instrumental in transforming the Teen Vogue brand, widening its scope to include politics, social justice, and feminism.
“We talked to Elaine about a number of different opportunities but ultimately she decided to go in a different direction. She was instrumental in the successful launch of the Teen Vogue Summit and know that she will carry that same passion and enthusiasm into her next venture. We wish her all the best in what we know will be an incredible career.”
According to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter, Welteroth has signed with Creative Artists Agency, a Los Angeles talent and sports agency. This move is adding to speculation that Welteroth, who made her cameo appearance in an episode of the ABC series black-ish and co-wrote an episode of its spinoff series grown-ish, may be interested in taking her career in an on-camera direction.
Vivacious. Strong. Fashionable. A Trendsetter. Thank YOU @ElaineWelteroth for highlighting the difficult yet IMPORTANT issues at @TeenVogue. I will follow you wherever you go✨ pic.twitter.com/itQDxJG18g
— Wanna (@WannasWorld) January 12, 2018
@ElaineWelteroth wherever you go, my clicks and coins will go too. ❤️
— Anita Trill (@nameisval) January 12, 2018
— Elaine Welteroth (@ElaineWelteroth) January 12, 2018