Elaine Welteroth Steps Down From Teen Vogue. Signs With Talent Agency.


After being named editor-in-chief less than a year ago, Elaine Welteroth has stepped down from Teen Vogue. Welteroth joined Teen Vogue as a Beauty & Health Director in 2012 and was named editor in 2016. She played an instrumental part in giving the publication a strong voice when it came to addressing social issues.

Following reports last fall that Teen Vogue would be going all-digital, rumors swirled that Welteroth would likely be stepping down from her post as editor-in-chief and moving on to another Condé Nast publication.

After several fashion blogs, including Fashionista reported Welteroth’s apparent departure on Thursday, Welteroth confirmed the news herself.

Condé Nast to also released a statement to Fashionista, stating that Welteroth was offered different positions within the company, but decided to pursue other opportunities:

“We talked to Elaine about a number of different opportunities but ultimately she decided to go in a different direction. She was instrumental in the successful launch of the Teen Vogue Summit and know that she will carry that same passion and enthusiasm into her next venture. We wish her all the best in what we know will be an incredible career.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Welteroth has signed with talent agency CAA. The move isn’t a huge shock, as Welteroth appeared on Black-ish in 2016 and also co-wrote an episode of the show’s spinoff series Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi.

THR also reports that: “CAA will work with Welteroth to expand her opportunities in film, television, digital, branding and endorsements as well as speaking engagements.”