Johnson Publishing Company, LLC Appointed Kierna Mayo as Editorial Director, Digital for EBONY Magazine

Aug 22, 2011, 16:53 ET from EBONY

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Publishing Company, LLC appointed Kierna Mayo as Editorial Director, Digital for EBONY Magazine. As Editorial Director, Mayo will work with Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett on shaping the content and direction of ebony.com and developing brand presence across digital platforms. Mayo assumes her post today.

"We're thrilled about Kierna Mayo joining EBONY and the Johnson Publishing family," said Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of EBONY Magazine. "She's a veteran content creator, journalist and respected media visionary who will bring a wonderful look and feel, and new standard of journalism to ebony.com."

Mayo comes to EBONY from Bankable Enterprises where she served as Editorial Director of Tyra.com, Tyra Banks' young women's magazine. For over 20 years she has written for magazines including Essence, Marie Claire, Glamour, Seventeen, Vibe and Uptown. Mayo is also the co-founder and founding Editor-in-Chief of Honey magazine.

She is a graduate of Hampton University where she received her BA in Mass Media Arts.

Johnson Publishing Company, LLC

Founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson and Eunice W. Johnson, Johnson Publishing Company is the leading, independently-owned Black American media publisher with headquarters in Chicago and offices in New York and London. Through its media division, the Company publishes EBONY and JET, which rank #1 and #3, respectively, among Black American magazines. The Company also owns Fashion Fair Cosmetics, which it launched in 1973, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. Johnson Publishing Company also operated the Ebony Fashion Fair, the world's largest touring fashion show, which raised over $55 million for scholarships and various charitable causes. Additional Information about Johnson Publishing Company LLC is available at www.johnsonpublishing.com.

About EBONY Magazine:

EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the Black-American community. The monthly magazine, now in its 66th year, reaches nearly 11-million readers. EBONY features the best thinkers, trendsetters, hottest celebrities and next-generation leaders of Black-America. EBONY ignites conversation, promotes empowerment and celebrates aspiration. Available nationwide on newsstands and the iPad, EBONY is the heart, the soul and the pulse of Black-America. It's more than a magazine, it's a movement. Visit www.ebony.com, Ebony on Facebook and @ebonymag on Twitter.

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