Departing 'Teen Vogue' Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

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She announced her departure in an internal email to staff on Thursday.

Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth is leaving the magazine, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. THR also has exclusively learned that she has signed with CAA.

Since becoming publisher Conde Nast’s youngest-ever editor-in-chief last April, Welteroth expanded the Teen Vogue brand to include progressive coverage of politics, social justice and feminism alongside fashion, beauty and pop culture. Welteroth, also only the second African-American to serve as editor-in-chief of a Conde Nast publication, created and hosted the Teen Vogue Summit, whose inaugural convening in December attracted a who’s-who of leading ladies from Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters to Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi.

Despite Teen Vogue’s growing profile in the public discourse, Conde Nast shuttered its print edition in November. Welteroth has co-written an episode of Shahidi’s new Freeform series Grown-ish, in addition to making a cameo appearance on an episode of parent series Black-ish in 2016. CAA will work with Welteroth to expand her opportunities in film, television, digital, branding and endorsements as well as speaking engagements.

Welteroth will continue to be repped by attorney Nina Shaw at Del Shaw.