Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. Ebony announced on its website that Glover died on Monday. Her husband, Kendall Glover, tells the Chicago Tribune that his wife had been fighting cancer for about two years. Terry Glover joined Ebony in 2006 and was appointed managing editor in 2009 after serving as a senior editor for the website for three years. Editor-in-Chief Amy DuBois Barnett says Glover was “the heart and soul” of the magazine’s team and will be missed. Earlier this year and for the first time, Terry traveled to the DNC, calling herself a ‘Convention Virgin’. Writing about her experience first-hand, she explained:
Things seemed a little sleepy when I stepped off the plane in Charlotte. I’d watched the first night as I was packing —Duval Patrick, citing the Mitt mess he’d cleaned up in Massachusetts; Joaquin Castro on the similarities between his and the president’s “unconventional” upbringings; and, finally, Michelle, radiant and on point, on the qualities that make her man the man for the job.
A graduate of Northwestern, with a B.A. in radio, TV and film, Terry was an expert content producer. She’d served in staff and freelance roles for the likes of Playboy, Savoy and Uptown magazines, as well as the Chicago Tribune. She also served on local boards including Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, and The Awassa Children’s Project. She was 57. [AP, Ebony]