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As a Forbes.com contributor, Adrienne covers TV, music and film.

As Senior Editor for NBC News/NBC BLK, Adrienne selects and profiles successful Millennials for an annually updated microsite.

Telling stories is my passion.

Whether I’m writing content for Fortune 500 companies, cover stories for national magazines, or ghostwriting a book, I get the job done. And, my clients will tell you that I do it with a smile.

As an experienced media executive, content manager and editor, I excel at rewriting your memoir or managing the publication of content for your brand. When you work with me I will handle the entire editorial process from hiring photographers and additional writers to creating an editorial calendar to providing a full content analysis and social media strategy to boost eyeballs to your site or bring bodies to your event.

I am a Forbes.com contributor and have bylines in and/or edited for NBC News, GOOD, Pitchfork, Essence, Vice, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Urban Ministries, Takepart, Chicagoist, NewCity and the National Council of Teachers of English. I’ve worked at Ebony magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The St. Petersburg Times and the San Francisco Examiner. I also worked with Ebony as the special managing editor of three commemorative editions. (See Obama special issue and women’s special issue.) And brand content? Yep. I do that too.

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Adrienne Samuels Gibbs has guest hosted The Morning Shift at WBEZ-91.5 FM Chicago, the city’s NPR station. Samuels Gibbs has also appeared on WGCI-107.5 FM and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.

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