Radhika Jones, then deputy managing editor of Time, seen at a 2014 gala thrown by the magazine in New York City. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME hide caption
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Vanity Fair has named Radhika Jones as its new editor-in-chief. Condé Nast, the magazine’s parent company, announced the surprise selection Monday.
“Radhika is an exceptionally talented editor who has the experience and insight to drive the cultural conversation—balancing distinctive journalism with culture and humor,” Bob Sauerberg, president and CEO of Condé Nast, said in a statement.
“Her experience covering news and entertainment has given her a thorough understanding of the importance of chronicling and celebrating the moments that matter. With her expansive worldview, I know she will guide Vanity Fair’s history of provocative and enduring storytelling well into its future.”
I’m honored and excited to succeed Graydon Carter as editor in chief of @VanityFair.
— Radhika Jones (@radhikajones) November 13, 2017
Jones, former deputy managing editor of Time magazine and current editorial director of the books department at The New York Times, will officially step into her new role on Dec. 11.