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FAMU Alumna Mitzi Miller Named Editor in Chief of EBONY Magazine

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Mitzi Miller has taken the reigns of the iconic EBONY magazine. Miller was named the publication’s editor-in-chief by Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company on April 22. Miller, most recently served as editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a post she had held since May 2011.

“Mitzi is a gifted editor with tremendous energy and passion, and her strong editorial background will catapult the EBONY brand to greater heights,” said Rogers in the announcement. “We are thrilled to have Mitzi in our JPC family and are excited to see the new direction she will bring to the magazine.”

While at the helm of JET magazine, Miller revamped the iconic 62-year-old brand with the magazine’s first and only successful redesign, relaunch of the Jet website and an increased social media presence. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author of five books, Miller is regularly a featured guest on several national television programs, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin,” MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” and CNN’s “CNN Newsroom.”

“I am extremely humbled to be trusted with the responsibility of leading the No. 1 African-American publication in the country,” said Miller. “Amy Barnett is an exceptional editor, and I am honored to succeed her as editor-in-chief at EBONY. I am excited about all the possibilities as I assume my new role.”

Prior to joining JET, Miller served as the editor-in-chief of SET Magazine.

A former associate editor at JANE Magazine, Miller began her editorial career in 2001 at HONEY magazine. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English from FAMU and currently serves as a member of the Jack & Jill of America Foundation Board. Her recent accolades include recognition among FAMU’s “125 Outstanding Alumni,” The Root’s “100 Honorees for 2013,” and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 “40 Under 40” roster.

EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the African-American community. The monthly magazine, now in its 68th year, reaches nearly 11 million readers.

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