Amy DuBois Barnett Lands Top Editorial Role at The Grio.com

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Amy DuBois Barnett

Amy DuBois Barnett has been named EVP, Digital and Chief Content Officer, at The Grio. DuBois Barnett has held numerous editorial top positions at leading magazines including EBONY as editor-in-chief, Harper’s Bazaar as deputy editor-in-chief and Teen People as chief editor.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios acquired The Grio in 2016.

A graduate of Brown University, Dubois Barnett is the author of “Get Yours: How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed of and More.”

“Byron Allen has been breaking ground in the entertainment business for years, and now that he has set his sights on digital media, this is an ideal time to join his company. I am excited by the challenge of taking theGrio, Entertainment Studios’ first digital acquisition, to the next level,” said Amy Barnett. “I will be focused on creating the dominant video-centric hub for African-American perspectives—and on developing a larger digital strategy for ES.”

“With our motion picture, cable, broadcast television, and digital platform divisions expanding at such a rapid pace, we are totally committed to exploring additional opportunities for acquisitions, content production, and building our assets worldwide,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Amy DuBois Barnett is the perfect addition to our global media company. We are thrilled to have her join our team, and to lead the expansion of theGrio.”