Fusion Names Dodai Stewart Editor in Chief

She takes over from Alexis Madrigal.

Fusion has named Dodai Stewart its editor in chief. Stewart has been with Fusion since 2014. She most recently served as executive editor.

Stewart previously worked for Jezebel as a deputy editor.

Stewart is succeeding Alexis Madrigal, who will now serve as an editor at large for Fusion.

“I can pinpoint almost precisely when I knew this day would come,” wrote Madrigal, in a memo to staffers. “It was about this time last year. I drummed up some reason to call Dodai to talk about Fusion. And before I knew it, an hour had passed and I’d walked four miles across Oakland as we talked about what Fusion was and what it could be. The thought arrived from the ether: this person is going to be the next EIC of Fusion.”