Danyel Smith

Smith is a co-founder of HRDCVR, a new hardcover culture magazine. Most recently a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she previously worked as editor of Billboard, chief content officer of VIBE Media Group and editor-in-chief of Vibe / vibe.com. Smith is also a former Time Inc. editor-at-large, and has written for NPR, ESPN the Magazine, CNN, MySpace, Elle, Essence, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Media Group, and the New York Times. She's the author of the novels More Like Wrestling (Crown, 2003) and Bliss (Crown, 2005). Smith is currently working on a history of African-American women in pop music (It Books/HarperCollins). Born and brought up in California, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Elliott Wilson.