Refinery29 is showing it is committed to hard news and politics by adding Kaelyn Forde as executive editor of news. Forde comes to the site from Al Jazeera America, where she served as a reporter and producer.
Forde previously worked for Al Jazeera English and the BBC.
Forde is aware that Refinery29 has been known mostly for its fashion content.
“We want to show our readers—both through our coverage of the 2016 campaign and beyond—that we live up to our motto that ‘our party is women,'” said Forde, in an announcement. “We believe millennial women want and deserve thoughtful, smart, multimedia news coverage that both informs and inspires them.”