You Should Know: Journalist Zandile Blay

by guestofaguest · October 9, 2014

Zandile Blay

Zandile Blay is a managing partner and editorial director at Blay Digital Media (BDM). With an impressive resume including previous positions as Digital Fashion Editor at Essence and Readers Editor at Seventeen Magazine, Zandile has become one of the top fashion journalists in the business. Zandile's writing, found in New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, InStyle, Teen People, and more, has certainly made an impression in the journalism world. She was also a 2012-2013 Semi-Finalist for the Nieman Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University, an impressive honor. Born in Ghana, this talented writer often reports fashions from Africa, including her "Dispatch From Africa" series on Huffington Post, following ARISE Magazine during fashion week, as well as "Africa Style Profiles," highlighting influencers including Omoyemi Akerele and Roberta Annan. In addition, Zandile is a Fashion and Beauty Journalism Professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications. We can't get enough of Zandile and her work, and we're convinced her journalism career is one to watch. Read on to find out more!

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Zandile BlayZandile Blay [Levi's, Zara, Christian Louboutin, Ray Ban]

Occupation: Managing Partner, BDM Instagram/Twitter: @zandileblay, @zandile

"Work bitch!"

Zandile Blay Questionnaire

What do you actually do all day? Tell stories about/for people, places, brands.

Favorite song growing up? Cat Stevens, "Father & Son."

My biggest secret is... Can't tell you! :)

Why do you live in NYC? I thrive here.

Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike? Uber.

My motto is... Werk bitch!

My alter ego is... I haven't met him yet.

The last drink I had was... Whiskey neat.

My secret crush is...Barack Obama.

What was your first job?Readers Editor @ Seventeen Magazine.

Coming from? Going to? Lunch with mommy. Dinner with sister.

What is your favorite work of art? Anything Kehinde Wiley does.

Who should we know? Thy Self <3