Marielle Bobo is a publishing industry veteran with over two decades of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle media experience. She currently holds a dual role as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President, Programming, at Ebony Media.
Bobo began her career as an agent at Wilhelmina Models. She soon transitioned to Allure magazine as a market editor covering accessories and fashion. Later, Bobo joined the style department at Hearst Magazine’s CosmoGirl and would go on to lend her expertise in key fashion and beauty editorial roles with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), OK Magazine, Vanity Fair, Self, Glamour, Interactive One, Harper’s Bazaar, and AC Brands. In her previous stint at Ebony Magazine, Bobo served as the magazine’s Fashion and Beauty Director guiding the creative process that produced some of its most iconic covers. Following its recent relaunch under new ownership, she is charged with the development of Ebony’s editorial tone and leading its strategic positioning as a digital-first brand.
Marielle has appeared on various television outlets including Good Morning America, Fox 5 News, The Today Show, and Entertainment Tonight. She was named one of the 30 Most Powerful Black Women in Fashion by Hello Beautiful and has partnered with former US First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Fashion Education Workshop.
The multifaceted human dynamo not only possesses a wealth of proven editorial experience; but also has an impressive repertoire as a creative director and beauty stylist. Her styling work has been seen in features on Alicia Keys, Chadwick Boseman, Serena Williams, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Denzel Washington, and Mariah Carey.