Jenny B. Fine Promoted to Beauty Inc Editor in Chief

Jenny B. Fine has been promoted to editor in chief of WWD’s Beauty Inc, effective immediately.

Fine began working at Beauty Inc in 2001, and has been executive editor of beauty for WWD since November 2017. She will continue to oversee beauty content across Fairchild Media Group, WWD’s parent company, and report to James Fallon, editorial director of WWD and Fairchild Media Group.

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“Jenny’s passion, inspiring leadership, knowledge and creativity make her immensely deserving of being named editor in chief of Beauty Inc,” said Fallon. “Under her direction over the last few years, WWD’s beauty coverage has expanded to cover more categories, such as wellness, and has become even more of a must-read, not only for its up-to-the-minute breaking news but also its in-depth analysis of the sector’s trends — both current and soon to come. Beyond that, she has taken Beauty Inc’s live global events to another level with her curation of speakers and compelling content, further enriching WWD’s coverage of the beauty sector. Jenny’s talent as a journalist is recognized not only at Fairchild Media Group and Penske Media, but throughout the industry.”

“From her expert industry reporting to her exceptional leadership and mentorship across the beauty community, Jenny has been the driving force of beauty at WWD for many years, making her elevation to editor in chief even more meaningful to us all,” noted Amanda Smith, president of Fairchild Media Group. “Under her guidance, Beauty Inc is synonymous with unparalleled journalism, analysis and breaking news. She has transformed the title into a 360-degree brand of must-read content, must-see news and must-attend global events for the very discerning beauty category. I am thrilled to congratulate Jenny on this well-deserved promotion, and I look forward to a future filled with innovation and exciting possibilities for Beauty Inc and the entire FMG brand.”

Before joining Beauty Inc, Fine was editor of, responsible for overseeing its launch and editorial content. She was also previously director of’s beauty channel, and beauty director at Self. She began her magazine publishing career at Fairchild as senior associate editor of Salon News and Beauty News editor of WWD.

Fine is a native of Louisville, Ky., and holds a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Journalism from New York University.

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