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Desiree Rogers

Learning to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

George Heymont | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

Children can be remarkably resilient. But what about adults who struggle to cope with the demands of their personal and professional lives? Will they happily go with the flow of new-found freedoms and technology? Or will they dig in their heels and resist change with the angry determination of a frightened adolescent?

Major Shakeup At Ebony Magazine

Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine has announced a major change to its staff, naming Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of the publication. Desiree Rogers, CEO o...

Rahm Taps Desiree Rogers To Chair Choose Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--Mayor Rahm Emanuel tapped Desiree Rogers--former White House Social Secretary, now CEO of Johnson Publishing--to chair the board of the ci...

Annie Leibovitz, DonorsChoose and Myself Walked Into a School...

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I went to NYC a few months back for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with staff, board members, and advisers.

Desirée Rogers Re-Energizes Ebony Magazine | Posted 04.09.2012 | Media

Eighteen months ago, not long after leaving the White House, Desirée Rogers had a big problem on her hands. She had just been appointed chief executi...

Julee Wilson Gets A Facelift | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Ebony magazine, the oldest and largest black publication, debuted it's redesigned website today. Under the direction of Ebony's editor-in-chief Am...

Julee Wilson

Ebony Fashion Fair Set To Auction 7000 Designer Items | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

Over the past 51 years the Ebony Fashion Fair has presented approximately 5,000 fashion shows and raised more than $55 million for charity. And tomorr...

Things Are Looking Up | Morning Edition | Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

Johnson Publishing Company, the black American icon based in Chicago, is hiring. It's a sharp turnaround for a company that saw circulation numbers an...

PHOTO: Desiree Rogers & Daughter Victoria Strike A Pose In Vogue

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.20.2011 | Style

Tucked inside Vogue's August "Age Issue" -- a profile on Chicago boutique owner (and unofficial Michelle Obama stylist) Ikram Goldman. Goldman shares ...

PHOTOS: Desiree Rogers Dons Patterned Dress With Yellow Pedicure

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 07.24.2011 | Style

Johnson Publishing CEO and forever Washington's best-dressed woman in our hearts, Desiree Rogers, attended New York Public Library's Centennial Gala o...

PHOTOS: Desiree Rogers Dresses For Spring

Posted 06.06.2011 | Style

Desiree Rogers -- who will forever be "Washington's Best-Dressed Woman" in our hearts -- stepped out to the Dress for Success Something To Share Gala ...

Desiree Rogers Will Help Plan Rahm's Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers has been named a co-chair of the Chicago 2011 Inaugural Committee. The committee, chosen by Chica...

Last Look: Style News You Might Have Missed (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Welcome to Last Look, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what else happe...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama All-Stars Fete New Michelle Obama Book

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Tina Brown and TOD's hosted a luncheon on Thursday to celebrate the publication of Kate Betts' book Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama And The Power Of Sty...

Desiree Rogers Steps Out In Leather Pants, Stiletto Boots (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former White House Social Secretary and Washington's Best-Dressed Woman, Desiree Rogers, stepped out in her new role on Tuesday night -- Johnson Publi...

Social Secretary Smoot Out, A Man In?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

So we're a little late to the party (at least we didn't crash it!), but White House Social Secretary Julianna Smoot is leaving her post after only ten...

PHOTOS: Jennifer Hudson Shines At Rahm Emanuel Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday night, Grammy award winner Jennifer Hudson performed to a sold-out crowd at Chicago's House of Blues to raise money for Rahm Emanuel's mayor...

Can Desiree Rogers Take Over The Magazine World?

New York Times | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If all this was too brash for Washington's schadenfreude set, then Ms. Rogers seems to have found a more suitable role. Since August, she has been chi...

Saving Ebony-Jet: One Million Facebook "Likes"

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

Preserving the iconic headquarters of Ebony-Jet has become a common focus of numerous debates. Some believe a part of Black American history is being sold.

PHOTOS: Out & About Last Night: Who Was Best-Dressed?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Plenty of famous faces hit the red carpets on Monday night on this side of the Atlantic, with the 14th Annual ACE Awards presented by the Accessories ...

Calvin Klein Spring 2011: Desiree Rogers And My Sad Wardrobe Truth (PHOTOS)

Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Hilary Moss

When I spotted Desiree in the crowd, I figured, why not say hi to the former White House Social Secretary. And then I forced a confused cK PR girl to take our photograph.

Desiree Rogers Sits Front Row At Fashion Week To Watch Trends, Can't Hide Out In An Office (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers has always been a friend of fashion. She hit Fall/Winter Fashion Week in February 2009, sitting nex...

Desiree Rogers Named CEO Of Johnson Publishing Company

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers has been named chief executive officer of struggling Chicago-based Johnson Publishing--the world's ...

Boycott White House Gate Crasher's Housewife Show!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Should Bravo TV have rewarded White House gate crasher Michaele Salahi with a spot on its new reality series, The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C?

Desiree Rogers Reflects On Tenure, Talks About Her Looks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former White House Social Secretary and Washington's Best-Dressed Woman Desiree Rogers spoke to Chicago's FOX news about what she's been up to lately,...