Elle.com Announces Melissa Harris-Perry as Editor-at-Large

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Fans of Melissa Harris-Perry and her eponymous MSNBC political show have been anxious to see where the scholar-turned-television host would land in media. Today we found out her next move.

MHP will be an editor-at-large at Elle.com. Editorial director Leah Chernikoff says MHP will "focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color right here on ELLE.com."

MHP also offered a statement on her upcoming role.

"Joining ELLE.com is an opportunity to combine my expertise as a scholar, my commitments as a public intellectual, and my interests as a woman," said Harris-Perry.  "Politics, economics, and inequality will be important to the stories we tell, but so too will culture, community, family, and even fashion. I am thrilled to tell my loyal television audience where they can find me and to introduce myself to brand new audiences, all while telling the stories of extraordinary women and girls."

On her Twitter, she offered additional thoughts.

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