Current Title: Culture Lead (Senior Producer and Editor), The Undefeated
Location: New York City
Social: @danamo on Twitter and IG
Widely considered an authority on all things editorial and journalistic, Smith is one of the most well-respected music-industry professionals around. Beginning her career at The San Francisco Bay Guardian as a critic and columnist, she went on to hold top editorial positions at Vibe, where she was the editor-in-chief of both the magazine and website before later moving on to become the chief content officer of Vibe Media Group. She’s also served as an editor at Billboard and an editor-at-large at Time Inc. She currently works as the culture editor of ESPN’s new outlet The Undefeated and is writing an authoritative history of African-American women in pop music. Given her definitive music profiles and byline appearing in almost any national magazine one could name, it’s bound to be an instant classic.