According to a press release, Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (JPC), announced today that Desirée Rogers has been named chief executive officer of JPC.

As you know, Rogers was unceremoniously discharged from her White House Social Secretary post earlier this year after a scandalous security lapse that allowed a reality TV couple to attend a White House state dinner.

JPC publishes Jet and Ebony magazines and is the world's largest black owned publishing company. JPC's other brands includes Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Ebony Fashion Fair.

”Desirée has a proven track record of successful business leadership,” said Linda Johnson Rice. “She is a longstanding confidant and a savvy businesswoman who is committed to the strategic growth of Johnson Publishing Company. I look forward to working side by side with her as we embark upon this next phase for the company.”

Rogers will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. She will be responsible for aligning core business strategies for all brands.

  • Anna

    Good for her. I watched RHODC and the crasher is not liked.

  • yvonne79

    Can't keep a good woman down :clap:

  • MissGauzzz

    i :heart: ms. rogers!! good for her!

  • Daisy

    Well done :clap: :cheer:

    I hope she brings some life to Ebony again

  • OutsidetheBox

    Ooooo this is a sweet gig! :thumbsup:

  • Choco

    Right I'm all for it and applaud her - she's a bad bish!

  • waterlily_76

    Girl, what is your secret? How can I get one of those gigs?


    She cute too.. just don't get rid of the only thing that Jet has and thats the beauty of the week... If anything step your beauty pick game up..


    Lost one god job and the received another great one.

    Good for Desiree' :clap:


    BK2ATLMAN says:

    She cute too.. just don’t get rid of the only thing that Jet has and thats the beauty of the week… If anything step your beauty pick game up..


    My husband just said the same thing.

  • chase

    So happy for her, u can't keep a bad bish down!!!!!

  • shannon04

    Way to bounce back Desiree......good job!

  • Shauny

    I :heart: Desiree! #teamChicago #teampowerfulsistas

  • Bird

    Good I guess. I really don't know her background. What did she do before she screwed up her event planner job at the white house?

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Good for her but I bet she's a bytch to work for.

  • alexander

    that's a good look.

  • Silhouette

    Great news very happy for Desiree Rogers :claps:

  • pointhimout

    this is what we call "taking care of our own." you see boys and girls, when you get to a certain level and status in life, you no 'apply' for these type positions. you're appointed. a favor is called in (noticed obama's from the chi, johnson is in the chi, one gala affair begets another, etc) and you're back in business, not a step missed.

    i dont knock it at all. how strong is your network?

  • pointhimout

    ***u no LONGER***

  • Daisy

    She is from NO not Chi town

  • Tink Tink

    that's a good great look

  • Tink Tink

    that's a good great look

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