Phenomenal Women

Published on June 4th, 2010 | by thevyne


Spotlight On: Amy DuBois Barnett

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.”

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2 Responses to Spotlight On: Amy DuBois Barnett

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  2. I think Amy will do a fantastic job. I look forward to seeing the evolution of Ebony Magazine. Sometimes success means letting someone else take the lead. Good call!

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