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Lauren N. Williams is the news editor of ESSENCE magazine. She's responsible for assigning various in-depth feature stories, profiles, special reports and commentaries for the news section and feature well. Previously, Williams was at More, where she covered entertainment and culture as associate editor. Prior to this, she was an editorial assistant at Marie Claire, where she edited several front-of-book pages and wrote across the international news, lifestyle, and career sections. She also helped launch the magazine’s periodical career supplement, Marie Claire @Work. In addition, Williams has worked in marketing at Redbook and Harper’s Bazaar. A native of Brooklyn, she holds a B.A. from Georgetown University.