Sharma joins the magazine from NowThis, where she has worked since 2014 in roles including managing editor and senior correspondent. Sharma will assume her position May 24.
”Versha is a natural leader with a global perspective and deep understanding of local trends and issues — from politics and activism to culture and fashion — and their importance to our audience,” Anna Wintour, Condé Nast’s global editorial director and chief content officer said in a statement.
”I am incredibly excited and grateful for this awesome opportunity. Thank you to everyone who helped get me here!” Sharma tweeted Monday.
Sharma takes the job after former Axios reporter Alexi McCammond stepped down from the position following backlash over resurfaced racist and homophobic tweets from her past.