British Vogue is set to make history with the appointment of Chioma Nnadi as its first black female Editor-in-Chief. Born and raised in the United Kingdom to a Nigerian father and a Swiss-German mother, Nnadi began her journalistic career in London, writing for various magazines.
In 2010, she embarked on a journey across the Atlantic to the United States, where she joined Vogue. Nnadi has since become an integral part of the team, overseeing the US site, co-hosting the magazine’s podcast, and distinguishing herself as one of its star writers. Over the years, she has diligently forged her path in the world of fashion journalism. Now, at the age of 44, she stands poised to assume the prestigious title of ‘Editor-in-Chief.’
Nnadi is gearing up to relocate back to her native London in preparation for her new role. As she steps into the position of Editor-in-Chief, she bears the weight of great responsibility, which she openly accepts with a wide, celebratory smile. Currently, she serves as the editor of the New York-based Vogue, where she has spent 13 years honing her skills as a writer and news director.
Her journey in journalism began as a feature writer for the Evening Standard Magazine in London before she ventured to New York, where she contributed to Trace Magazine. Nnadi is set to officially assume her role as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue on October 9, 2023.
Chioma Nnadi’s remarkable career journey serves as a testament to her talent, determination, and dedication to her craft, and it promises a bright future for British Vogue under her leadership.
“I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m the new head of editorial content for British Vogue. Huge thanks to Anna Wintour, Edward Enninful and Roger Lynch for giving me this opportunity. truly honoured and so excited to be coming home. Stay tuned.”