Your own story is so much more powerful than any story someone else can write for you.
Over my two decades in media, including 5 years as Editor-In-Chief of ESSENCE magazine, I’ve had the privilege of learning how to use creativity to help others envision a new future for themselves. It’s a mindset that you’ll master as you check in here daily, listen to my podcast and connect with the EIC Suite community.
Vanessa K. De Luca
I am a creative leader, driven by finding innovative ways to tell human-centered stories, guide new conversations, and grow brands.
I recently served as the Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine. In this role I oversaw the editorial vision and content creation across all platforms, including the magazine, digital, social, video and live experiences.
In addition, I developed editorial concepts for new initiatives including video series and TV partnerships, e-learning platforms, e-commerce and licensing, podcasts and special events.
Prior to this, my background focused on content strategy, planning and writing. I served at publications such as Glamour and Life, designing and executing editorial content strategy.
Above all, my greatest satisfaction comes from storytelling and feeding my insatiable curiosity. As a trusted leader in all of my roles, I can assess the market, ideate new ways to achieve growth, build and cultivate strong teams, and reinvent a brand.
Above all, my greatest satisfaction comes from storytelling and feeding my insatiable curiosity.
An award-winning journalist and co-author of the bestselling beauty and empowerment book, Tyra Banks Beauty Inside & Out, I have been a featured guest on several national television networks, including NBC’s TODAY Show; CBS This Morning; MSNBC’s Morning Joe, AM JOY and PoliticsNation; CNN and more. I have a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
With my new platform, The Editor in Chief, I hope to help others learn the skills they need to write their own future and become editor-in-chief of their own lives.
When I am not immersed in creative initiatives and serving EIC VIPs like YOU, I love discovering new foodie destinations, taking fantasy vacations and enjoying the latest films.