Keija Minor has been appointed editor-in-chief of Brides and Brides.com, it was announced today by Conde Nast editorial director Tom Wallace. Minor had been Brides' executive editor since November 2011 and acting editor-in-chief following the departure of Anne Fulenwider. The appointment is effective immediately. According to Target Market News, Ms. Minor is the first black person to be named editor-in-chief of any Conde Nast publication in the companies 103 year history.
"I am tremendously excited by this opportunity," said Minor. "It's an honor to take the reins of such an iconic brand and to lead this extraordinarily talented team in bringing inspiring, innovative ideas to women at this pivotal and joyous moment in their lives."
As executive editor, Minor was responsible for day-to-day editorial operations and instrumental in developing the redesign of Brides.com, the Brides branded stationery lines and the Brides Live Wedding program, to be launched in November.
Minor was editor-in-chief of Uptown Magazine prior to joining Brides. She had previously been editor-in-chief of Gotham Magazine following her role as managing editor of Los Angeles Confidential and Aspen Peak.