CHICAGO (AP) — Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. She was 57. Ebony announced on its website that Glover died on Monday. Her husband, Kendall Glover, told the Chicago Tribune that his wife had been fighting cancer for about two years.
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. “She was one of the best editors I’ve ever worked with, and had a lovely kind demeanor and a fabulous sense of humor. The Ebony team will feel her absence every single day.”
Ebony is published by Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. Johnson Publishing Chairwoman Linda Johnson Rice said Glover “touched many with her warm spirit and glowing smile during her six years with Johnson Publishing.
“Her contributions to Ebony were innumerable and her passion shone through in everything she did. Terry will be greatly missed.”
A graduate of Northwestern, with a B.A. in radio, TV and film, Ms. Glover 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.