The Root has named Danielle Belton managing editor. Belton most recently served as an associate editor for the site.
Prior to joining The Root, Belton was the founder and editor of Black Snob. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, Essence, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Jezebel, NPR and more.
“From pop culture to politics, Danielle has brought a fresh, insightful perspective to The Root’s daily news coverage,” said Root vp and publisher Donna Byrd, in a statement. “She has an ability to connect with our community on the issues that matter in an authentic, unapologetic voice.”