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Making History: Radhika Jones named Editor-in-chief at Vanity Fair

Radhika Jones just made history becoming the first Indian to become the Editor-in-Chief of a major American publication. Radhika was formally the editorial director for the books department of the The New York Times and has formerly served as a deputy managing editor of Time and the managing editor of The Paris Review. Condé Nast, the company that owns Vanity Fair, made the formal announcement on Monday. Ms. Jones, 44, will become the magazine’s sixth editor since its founding in 1913 and the fifth since it was revived in the early 1980s. She will succeed Graydon Carter, 68, who said in September that he would step down after a 25-year run at the helm. Her appointment takes effect on Dec. 11.

“In Radhika, we are so proud to have a fearless and brilliant editor whose intelligence and curiosity will define the future of Vanity Fair in the years to come,” - Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue and Condé Nast’s artistic director

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