According to the New York Post, Angela Burt-Murray, ESSENCE magazine’s editor-in-chief, is leaving her post after five years at the helm. Neither Burt-Murray nor the celebrated women’s magazine issued a statement giving details for her sudden departure.
The Post reported that Burt-Murray announced her split from ESSENCE during a staff meeting and said she was relocating to Atlanta with her family. Murray’s vacated post brings Sheryl Tucker, who accepted a buyout as an editor-at-large with Time magazine in 2008, back to ESSENCE on an interim basis.
Murray took widespread criticism during the summer when she appointed Ellianna Placas, a White woman, to lead the magazine’s fashion section.