Formerly senior editor at Ebony, Jamilah Lemieux was named vice president of news and men’s programming for digital giant Interactive One.
Lemieux, who frequently writes and speaks about race and culture, joins exits Ebony weeks after its purchase by private equity firm, ClearView Group. And she joins Interactive One as the company expands to reach a broader millennial audience, while continuing to super-serve its core African American base.
“Jamilah’s passion, knowledge and expertise on issues surrounding social justice, race relations, and pop culture make her a perfect addition to the Interactive One family,” said Kierna Mayo, Interactive One SVP of Content and Brands. “Additionally, her unique ability to spark elevated conversation is a lynchpin of iOne’s future content strategy.”
Interactive One’s brands include: GlobalGrind, HelloBeautiful, News One and TheUrbanDaily as well as digital destinations for dozens of local radio stations and syndicated radio talent. Interactive One was launched in 2008 by Radio One, Inc. to complement its existing portfolio of media companies targeting Black Americans.
In terms of her new role, Lemieux said:
“This is such an important time for Black America– there are so many critical issues to understand, unpack and tackle,” she said. “At the same time, we are the focus of the world and our talents touch every corner of the globe. I want to celebrate that. On this leg of my career I’m looking forward to embarking on a meaningful journey with a dynamic group of creatives who share my passion for telling Black stories and affirming our lives.”