Forbes names new staffers to oversee ForbesWomen, diversity coverage
Forbes magazine editor and chief content officer Randall Lane sent out the following announcement to the staff on Tuesday:
First, I want to again congratulate everyone for a great year. We achieved record numbers across the board: digital traffic, print readership, social followers, event attendance and on and on. We produced more and greater in-depth journalism, highlighted by the Daily Cover Story initiative. And Simmons’ massive survey ranked Forbes as America’s fifth most trustworthy news media brand – and first among those rooted in free online journalism, or magazines. The bonus that everyone received on their chairs this morning (surprise!) was very well-earned.
As we head towards 2019, we’re going to announce several hires and promotions that position the newsroom for even more success next year. Today, I’d like to focus of several of our most critical coverage areas – including ForbesWomen and D+I.
First, I want to congratulate Maggie McGrath, who has been promoted to associate editor and will oversee editorial for ForbesWomen, and work closely with Moira Forbes. As anyone who read her cover story in the current issue knows, Maggie is a focused reporter who will bring journalistic rigor to this vital area.
Chloe Sorvino, now a staff writer, will replace Maggie on the Consumables beat. While on the Wealth team, Chloe wrote many of our most memorable recent food stories, from America’s secret cheese billionaire to In-and-Out Burger heiress’ tell-all. As anyone who has seen her order dinner during a magazine close can attest, she brings passion and knowledge to this subject.
Finally, I want to welcome Ruth Umoh, the first writer to take on a new full-time beat here for Forbes, Diversity and Inclusion. She joins us from CNBC, where she was a reporter on their leadership desk. Before that, she was a producer at Rolling Stone and a producer and writer for the New York Daily News. A Columbia J-school grad, she’ll oversee what’s become an essential topic for the modern business world
More announcements coming tomorrow, later in the week, and after the new year. (And we’re hiring more than 10 new journalists — if you know great people looking, we have the headcount, and you get a referral bonus.) At a time when many are cutting back, I end the year thankful to be part of this growing staff with so many talented people.
My best, Randall
Talking Biz News has confirmed that Christina Vuleta, who oversees editorial content at ForbesWomen, and Ruthie Ackerman, deputy editor of ForbesWomen, are both leaving the magazine.