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Vogue Business appoints Sarah Shannon

Condé Nast yesterday announced the appointment of Sarah Shannon as Editorial Director of Vogue Business, effective 18th May.

Vogue Business appoints Sarah Shannon
Sarah Shannon: “I'm looking forward to building on the compelling and insightful coverage of Vogue Business.”

Vogue Business launched in January 2019, as Condé Nast’s first business media title offering a global perspective on the fashion, beauty and luxury industries.

Shannon will oversee Vogue Business’ editorial teams based in London, as well as journalists around the world, to deliver the news, insights and analysis of global market forces and industry trends, which fashion industry professionals need in a dynamic, and ever changing climate, say the publishers.

Ciara Byrne, Director of New Business Innovation, Condé Nast commented: “After a successful first year for Vogue Business we felt it was the right moment to appoint Sarah to oversee the continuing expansion of our global editorial coverage. Her experience is internationally respected and she will bring a strong point of view to the media title.”

Shannon’s career spans over ten years in business journalism, across the fashion, luxury and retail sectors. Shannon spent over eight years at Bloomberg News in London as senior retail reporter and has also been a regular contributor to the Financial Times and a Contributing Editor at the Business of Fashion. In 2013, she was an International Reporting Finalist in the Livingston Award for Young Journalist.

"I'm looking forward to building on the compelling and insightful coverage of Vogue Business on the global fashion, beauty and luxury sectors, to not only weather the current global state of flux but also navigate a more sustainable, ethical and diverse future," said Shannon.

Christina Binkley, currently US Contributing Editor of Vogue Business, moves into the role of Editor-at-Large, effective immediately. She will retain her focus on the business of culture and fashion. Christina has a long-standing career in journalism, having reported for The Wall Street Journal for 23 years. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller about Las Vegas’ casino moguls, Winner Takes All. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has received awards including an American Society of Newspaper Editors' Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting and was a member of The Wall Street Journal team that received a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of 9/11.

Christina Binkley: "I was intrigued by Vogue Business as soon as I heard it would be launched."

“I was intrigued by Vogue Business as soon as I heard it would be launched. The fashion industry is commensurate in size and impact with the automotive, aerospace and defense industries, yet fashion receives far less analytical business coverage. With the vast resources of Condé Nast and the nimbleness of a startup, Vogue Business can cover the industry with the smarts and honest courage it so deserves,” commented Binkley.