Howard University has named Rin-rin Yu as editor-in-chief. Her responsibilities will include producing Howard Magazine and leading the University's storytelling efforts and strategy through other key channels. Yu will report to Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer Frank Tramble in the Office of University Communications.
"I'm excited to welcome Rin-rin to the Howard team," said Tramble. "She is a skilled journalist with a proven track record that will serve the University well. This chapter of Howard's history is one of the most critical to date. The stories lived today will be told for generations to come and it is important that we continue to authentically document, highlight, and uplift our journey."
Yu is a journalist, writer, editor and digital media specialist with a diverse background in web, print and broadcast journalism. She has extensive experience in magazine and website publishing, as well as marketing and business development. She has worked at Washingtonian, the National Association of Home Builders, Hanley Wood Business Media (now Zonda) and WHDH-TV (Boston). For the past five years, she managed Silver Media Group, a strategic communications consultancy that she co-founded. She began her journalism career in TV news at ABC News in New York.
"Everyone at Howard has a unique story, whether it be a student, faculty, staff or alum. As editor-in-chief, I look forward to sharing those stories with the Howard community and beyond," said Yu. "Howard's rich and important history is also history-in-the-making, and I'm excited to meet the students today who will one day be running our country in a multitude of roles and professions. I hope they'll stay in touch so that we can share their stories."
Yu has a master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in environmental science from Washington University in St. Louis. Born and raised outside New York City, Yu lives in Maryland with her husband and two kids.
[via Howard University]