EBONY is proving that Black media outlets can bounce back from any and every setback. Recently, entertainment industry veteran Michelle Thorton Ghee was named the CEO of EBONY’s parent company, 1145 Holdings, LLC. Now, the company is announcing that Marielle Bobo is stepping up as EBONY’s editor-in-chief and senior vice president of programming. She comes over after working at AC Brands for seven months.
“We are thrilled to have a visionary like Marielle in this role and leading EBONY through this pivotal time in its history. As both a seasoned editor and an experienced leader, she stood out to us as a multifaceted dynamo who not only possesses a wealth of proven editorial experience but who also understands the brand and has a definitive vision for its future,” Bobo said after stepping into her new role.
“We are confident that she will utilize EBONY’s most valued assets – our archives and our legacy- to forge a new path forward with strong, vibrant editorial voices, world-class creatives, and fresh content for a new generation!”
Bobo is a veteran in the industry who has spent the last 20 years working for Essence, Allure Magazine, WWD, OK! Magazine, Hearst and Interactive One. She also spent six years working at EBONY Media before it was acquired by 1145 Holdings, LLC.
Bobo will step into her new role as the brand expects to roll out its first magazine since the acquisition next month.