Forbes hires Brady as AME of communities and leadership
Forbes announced Wednesday the hiring of veteran business journalist Diane Brady as assistant managing editor for communities and leadership, overseeing Forbes’ editorial communities focused on the C-suite and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Brady will partner with the editors of Forbes’ CxO, CEO, CMO, CIO networks, as well as its ForbesWomen, Small Business, Under 30 and For(bes) The Culture communities. She will work closely with the editors of each to create content that drives engagement with Forbes audiences across all platforms – online, on social, LIVE/virtual, newsletters and video – while identifying new opportunities and harnessing emerging channels to cultivate deeper relationships.
“My favorite trait about Diane is her entrepreneurial streak: for most of the past five years, she ran her own media shop, dB Omnimedia, where she developed multiplatform content,” Chief Content Office Randall Lane said in a note to the Forbes newsroom Wednesday. “Most recently, as senior editor at McKinsey & Co., she worked on community building and developing new content initiatives – exactly the skills we sought in this position.”
In her career, Brady has served as a senior editor/content chief at Bloomberg BusinessWeek; as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and as an associate editor at Maclean’s.
She holds a masters in journalism from Columbia University and a graduate degree from the University of Nairobi. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history/political science from the University of Toronto – Victoria University. A prolific writer, she is also the author of “Fraternity,“ the account of the Rev. John Brooks and the cohort of extraordinary young black men he shepherded through College of the Holy Cross.