Interactive OneInteractive One, the digital arm of Radio One has named Kierna Mayo as SVP of Content and Brands, effective June 27. Mayo (pictured) is the former Editor-in-Chief, VP, Digital Content of Ebony magazine and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her new position, having worked across multiple content areas and media platforms. In addition to overseeing editorial direction and content strategy, Mayo will spearhead the expansion of video initiatives across iOne’s national brands — GlobalGrind, HelloBeautiful, NewsOne and TheUrbanDaily.

Kierna Mayo“As a visionary media executive, Kierna has an impressive range of experience in areas which span the breadth of Interactive One’s portfolio,” said Detavio Samuels, President of Interactive One and One Solution. “She has a history of not only covering the news, but also creating the conversation, which is a lynchpin of iOne’s future content strategy.”

Mayo has over 20 years of editorial experience, starting out as an early Hip-Hop journalist and later co-founding and serving as Editor-in-Chief of Honey Magazine. Mayo has also been a contributor to BET Networks,, Essence and Hearst Magazines. “The chance to bring my creative vision to the suite of iOne brands is the career move of a lifetime,” said Mayo. “As the digital medium continues to evolve, the opportunity to expand Interactive One’s brands, offerings, and connections with their audiences, is limitless. I am honored to join forces with the company and to help it grow to unseen heights.”