Versha Sharma named editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue

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Versha Sharma, managing editor at NowThis has been appointed as the Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.
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The global media company, Condé Nast on May 10 named Versha Sharma editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.

Sharma joins the magazine from NowThis, where she served as managing editor and senior correspondent since 2014. There she oversaw daily news, politics and culture content across digital, video and audio platforms, in addition to directing U.S. election coverage over four election cycles.

In her new role, Sharma will lead Teen Vogue’s editorial vision and content creation across all platforms. Her appointment takes effect on May 24, 2021, a press release from the company said.

“I’ve long admired the work that Teen Vogue has done, building and fostering a community of young people who want to change the world,” Sharma was quoted saying. “I believe that Teen Vogue can continue to be a force for good, with a focus on empathy, accountability, optimism and impact, and it is such an honor to join this team and lead the title into the future.”

In the announcement., Anna Wintour, global editorial director, Vogue, and chief content officer, Condé Nast, called Sharma a “natural leader with a global perspective and deep understanding of local trends and issues and their importance to our audience.”

Wintour described Sharma as a “masterful storyteller who can move from platform to platform with ease,” adding, “I am excited by her optimistic and expansive vision for Teen Vogue.”

Sharma has extensive experience in political and cultural coverage in the U.S. and abroad. Before being named managing editor in 2015, Sharma held the title of senior editorial producer at NowThis.

She started her career in media at TalkingPointsMemo in 2009 as a news writer, and later, associate publisher, where she helped establish TPM’s editorial voice on digital and social platforms.

In 2012, as a freelance writer, she covered the 2012 U.S. presidential election for MSNBC.com before joining Vocativ as senior editor and reporter.

At Vocativ, Sharma managed seven international bureau leads, wrote political features, and developed a content distribution strategy.

She grew up in Louisiana and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where, according to the announcement, she enjoys supporting local restaurants and bars, binge watching Marvel series and “Schitt’s Creek” and birding with her husband.

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