Amy DuBois Barnett is an award-winning journalist, author and motivator who has amassed an impressive list of masthead and other media accolades throughout her journey as one of the most influential women in media today.
She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Ebony magazine but her past experience includes EIC of Honey magazine, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and the Managing Editor of Teen People, which marked her place in history as the first African-American woman in the United States to head a mainstream consumer magazine.
Barnett has also appeared as an on-air correspondent for CNN and has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Paula Zahn and on various shows on VH1, MTV and BET as an expert on pop culture, politics, style and social issues. She has also been a regular on-air contributor to NPR’s News and Notes. The Brown University graduate, who also has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Non-Fiction Literature for her book, Get Yours! How To Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of And More (Doubleday/Broadway Books, 2007).
No stranger to activism and volunteer work, Barnett received the Beacon Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, a non-profit organization that recognizes the achievements of socially conscious female leaders. She is also the recipient of the Trailblazer Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, an Aldo award for fashion journalism from the Fashion Association, and a Hurston/Wright award for creative writing.