Published on June 4th, 2010 | by thevyne2
Spotlight On: Amy DuBois Barnett
Hometown: Born in Chicago, IL and currently residing in New York, NY.
Occupation: New Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine
Education: Received a Bachelors in French and Political Science from Brown University and a MFA from Columbia University. She also studied fashion merchandising at the Parsons School of Design.
The Parentals: Amy is the daughter of Steven (a business anthropologist) and Marguerite Ross (a professor and university president).
Family: Married to Jeff and has a son named Max.
Career Highlights: Amy was formerly the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Managing Editor of Teen People and Editor-in-Chief of Honey magazine.
Trailblazing: Amy was the first African-American woman in the country to head a mainstream consumer magazine.
Achievements: Amy is an award-winning print and online media executive, writer and motivator. She’s been an on-air correspondent for CNN’s 90 Second Pop on American Morning and a contributor on a variety of other television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Paula Zahn and NPR’s News and Notes program.
Quotable: I always put myself in situations that are a little bit beyond what I can comfortably do,” she admitted in the interview with Halliburton for Sister 2 Sister. “I’m always making sure that I challenge myself in every way.”