Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth is the Editor of Teen Vogue. Appointed in May 2016, Elaine oversees and manages the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the the expansion of Teen Vogue's coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Under Elaine's leadership, the September 2016 issue, "For Girls By Girls”, was shot entirely by female photographers, and set the tone for the brand's increased emphasis on diversity, female empowerment, and cross-generational conversations. Elaine joined Teen Vogue in 2012 as the first African-American ever to hold the post of Beauty and Health Director at Condé Nast, where, in addition to her beauty coverage, she continuously raised awareness of current events and social issues dedicated to empowering teens through print and online features.  Prior to Teen Vogue, Elaine was the Senior Beauty Editor at Glamour and a Beauty and Style Editor at Ebony magazine, where she started her editorial career. Elaine is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and resides in Brooklyn. She currently has over 86,000 followers on social media across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.