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Versha Sharma

Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue

Versha Sharma is the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, where she is focused on covering culture, fashion, politics, and social justice through the lens of young people. She is the first South Asian editor-in-chief in the publication’s history and is focused on new heights of representation for the AAPI community under her leadership. Previously, she was Managing Editor and Senior Correspondent at NowThis, which she helped build from a brand new startup to the #1 social video news company in the world. She led NowThis Election coverage in 2016, 2018, and 2020, has interviewed elected leaders like President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris, as well as cultural leaders like Oprah and Alicia Keys. She’s produced several short documentaries and filed dispatches on immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border, has reported from mass protests in St. Louis, and traveled to Moscow, Russia for a show she hosted and produced, The Russia Desk. Versha and her team at NowThis won an Edward R. Murrow award for a short doc about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Versha has long been an enthusiastic voice for the most innovative models in digital journalism and for increased diversity and inclusivity at all levels of leadership. Prior to NowThis, she worked as a reporter and editor for Vocativ, where she managed a team of international reporters. She covered the 2012 presidential election for MSNBC and got her start in journalism with an internship at Talking Points Memo in 2009. Born and raised in Louisiana, she now lives in New York with her husband, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Online News Association.