Dodai Stewart, who has written for Entertainment Weekly, Modern Bride, Glamour, New York Magazine and the New York Times, is now editor-in-chief at youth-targeted Fusion, for both the digital and TV news divisions.
Formerly deputy editor at Jezebel.com, she has been with Fusion since 2014, first as director of culture coverage, and most recently as executive editor.
Fusion president and chief content officer Daniel Eilemberg announced in a statement that Stewart will help integrate the former Gawker Media sites, which Univision purchased in a bankruptcy auction for $135 million. The promotion makes Stewart one of the most influential women in digital media. She will have management responsibility for employees in New York and Miami.
“As our Executive Editor, Dodai has been central to defining our editorial mission, and the driving force of our voice across units and verticals,” Eilemberg wrote in a memo to staffers. “She comes to the role with a wealth of knowledge and understanding about Fusion, our staff and mission, as well as deeper relations with our cousins at the Gizmodo Media Group.”
The Gawker sites Stewart will manage have a robust digital audience with more than 50 million unique visitors a month according to comScore. That reach, along with management of employees in New York and Miami makes Stewart one of the most influential women in digital media.
Univision has been making moves. Last month, it announced former News Corp. executive Raju Narisetti as CEO of the newly named Gizmodo Media Group, encompassing brands it acquired from Gawker Media.