“Joining ELLE.com is an opportunity to combine my expertise as a scholar, my commitments as a public intellectual, and my interests as a woman,” said Harris-Perry. “Politics, economics, and inequality will be important to the stories we tell, but so too will culture, community, family, and even fashion. I am thrilled to tell my loyal television audience where they can find me and to introduce myself to brand new audiences, all while telling the stories of extraordinary women and girls.”
[tweet_box]Melissa Harris-Perry Joins ELLE.com as Editor-At-Large[/tweet_box]
Elle.com site director Leah Chernikoff explained Harris-Perry’s new role.
“She will, as her work has always done, highlight the stories of women and girls — a reader might get to see an interview with a prominent female politician, a Black Lives Matter activist, or a celebrity,” Chernikoff said. “Or they might read Melissa’s writings on topics ranging from feminism, intersectionality, and motherhood, to fashion and even gardening.”
Harris-Perry explained to The View in March that she felt executives at MSNBC were slowly ending her show.
“The show had basically been canceled”, Harris-Perry said, adding, “all of our branding was gone, the thing that said Melissa Harris-Perry was gone, our music was gone, and our editorial content was gone, then I was gone as a host.”
MSNBC denied Harris-Perry’s show was ending and claimed it would’ve continued were it not for Harris-Perry’s behavior.