Vanessa K. De Luca
Editor in Chief
Monday Oct. 23, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Vanessa K. De Luca is editor in chief of ESSENCE, where she is responsible for overseeing the content and vision of the preeminent magazine for Black women and of ESSENCE.com, the daily online destination for African-American women.
De Luca joined ESSENCE more than a decade ago as beauty and fashion features editor. In 2003, ESSENCE named her lifestyle director, and in 2005 appointed her executive editor. De Luca assumed her current post in July 2013.
Prior to joining ESSENCE, she served in a variety of editorial capacities at publications including Life and Glamour. She is also the co-author of the best-selling beauty and empowerment book, Tyra’s Beauty Inside and Out.