Before resigning in February of 2015 to pursue a career in television and film, the best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller was appointed editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine in April 2014. Prior to that, Miller was editor-in-chief of JET magazine, a position she held since May 2011. Within two short years, her vision of revamping the iconic 62-year-old brand was realized with it’s first and only successful cover-to-cover redesign, new website launch, improved social media presence, and consistent media coverage of buzz-worthy stories featured in its pages. In addition, the transition earned her the coveted position of being the only individual other than company founder John H. Johnson, to hold both prestigious editorial positions.
After majoring in English at Florida A&M University, Miller began her career at Honey magazine, where she grew from intern to entertainment editor. She later became an associate relationship editor at JANE magazine and the editor-in-chief at SET magazine.
The New York native has co-authored five popular books over the past decade: The Vow: A Novel; The Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life; and the three-title Hotlanta young adult series.
A frequent public speaker, Miller delivered the keynote address at the 2011 Florida A&M University Homecoming Convocation, the 2012 National Black MBA Association’s annual conference, the 2013 Sears/Kmart Black History Month Event and most recently at the Clayton State University Annual Student Leadership Conference.
Miller has been a featured guest on several national television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and CNN’s CNN Newsroom.
For her professionalism and passion, Miller’s recent accolades include recognition among The Root 100 honorees for 2013 and 2014, Florida A&M University’s 125 Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial, and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 40 Under 40 roster.
Miller currently sits on the Jack & Jill of America Foundation Board and resides in Chicago, IL.
A proven publishing industry veteran, Miller is the former Editor in Chief of the oldest African-American monthly publication, EBONY Magazine.
An award-winning writer, Miller has authored five books: The Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life, The Vow: A Novel and the three-title Hotlanta series.
A powerful public speaker, Miller is often invited to share her story of succeeding against personal adversity with top organizations colleges, and universities.
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