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Teen Vogue’s No. 2 editor is leaving the Condé Nast title — a day after Alexi McCammond, who was set to become editor-in-chief next week, resigned in a firestorm of controversy over racist tweets she made as a college freshman a decade earlier.
“I’ve been sitting on this announcement for a while—but today is my last day as executive editor at @TeenVogue!” Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Teen Vogue’s executive editor, announced her exit on Twitter on Friday. “Working here has been one of the most rewarding, challenging, and important experiences of my life.”
“The work we’ve done at Teen Vogue is historic and I know the team will only continue this legacy. It has been a tough year and an especially tough few weeks for us. It’s going to take me a while to process everything,” she continued.
“But I leave steadfast in my belief in the transformative power of stories and in the importance of amplifying the voices most marginalized, the ones that set us free.”
Mukhopadhyay — seen as one of the driving forces behind the digital magazine’s aggressive push into coverage of LBGTQ issues and the presidential election, broadening its readership beyond the makeup and fashion world — declined to comment further on Friday.
Her departure, however, didn’t appear to be tied directly to the turmoil surrounding McCammond, and was reportedly announced internally about six weeks ago.
One source familiar with Mukopadhyay, who joined Teen Vogue in 2018, said she had made the decision to resign when previous editor Lindsey Peoples Wagner announced her departure in early January, saying she was returning to New York magazine to take over its fashion blog, The Cut.
Her exit signals that Conde Nast honcho Anna Wintour didn’t have a “Plan B” to promote an internal candidate to fill the vacant editor in chief job at Teen Vogue now that Alexi McCammond has withdrawn.
Spokespeople for Conde Nast did not immediately return calls.
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