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CNN’s Samantha Barry named Glamour’s new Editor in Chief

The newest editor-in-chief of US Glamour is CNN social media executive producer Samantha Barry. Condé Nast, publisher for Glamour, confirmed.

The news came after an unexpectedly long search. This past September, Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive announced she would leave the role of leading the magazine after staying for 16 years.

Barry, 36, has gone from BBC World News to CNN and now Glamour. At Condé Nast, Barry will be in charge of the Glamour brand and content and also in charge of consumer experiences. Barry starts Jan. 15.

Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Vogues editor in chief, has said that Barry is Glamour’s “first digital-native editor.” Wintour and Barry are said to have had a personal relationship prior to her appointment. Wintour elaborates in a statement:

“As an editor she has led all manner of news coverage from the 2016 presidential election and the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting to the love story voicemails and the 2018 New Year’s Eve festivities. Sam understands social media as a tool for storytelling and reporting; a way to support social conversation and the ever-changing contours of what’s cool. Sam is fearless, like so many leaders of the moment, and has both a reverence for Glamour’s history and a crystal clear view of its future in the digital environment.”

Barry also spoke in a statement:

“I am as humbled by Glamour’s past as I am excited about Glamour’s future. I could not be more proud to take the reigns of an iconic women’s brand at this pivotal moment for all women’s voices. For me, Glamour is the home of strong storytellers, insightful journalism, beauty and fashion. I look forward to building on the brand’s success, and sharing Glamour with audiences everywhere.”

Bob Sauerberg, Condé Nast’s chief executive and president, said:

“As we continue to innovate our content and distribution to reach next generation audiences, it is critical that our creators understand the symbiotic relationship between the audience, content and the best platforms to deliver each story and experience. Samantha’s fluency in connecting with consumers in digital, social and video will give Glamour fans the content they love, and in ways that are most meaningful to them.”

Amy Schumer’s Hilarious Guest Appearance

Amy Schumer has been making huge strides recently not only in the movie industry but in the comedy world as well.

She was recently honored at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards where she gave an unforgettable and hilarious acceptance speech. In her speech, she joked about her weight, beauty magazines in general, as well as the other women who were honored that night. Of course, in typical “Amy Schumer Humor,” the jokes were raunchy, and she ended her speech saying,

“I feel like I’ve burned all the bridges possible.”

Her latest project is the movie Trainwreck, which she is the lead actress in, and she also wrote the film.

To promote the film and the magazines, GQ and Glamour, in which she is on the cover, Amy was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This episode is one for the books, making Jimmy and the audience laugh all the way through her appearance.

The funniest part of her appearance is when she is explaining how she ‘sexted’ Katie Couric’s husband:

The comedienne goes on to explain how she feels about actor Bradley Cooper:

Jimmy and Amy end with an emotional interview that you do not want to miss:

Amy had one of the funniest guest appearances on The Tonight Show. She has definitely proven that women are funny and can make it in an industry that is predominantly male.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for her new movie Trainwreck, you definitely need to check it out. Or, go watch the film which is in theaters July 17.