Kyra Kyles
Producer, Director, Writer, Social Media Director, On-Camera Talent & Co-Founder‎Myth Lab Entertainment
 

Hail to the chief. Well, Editor-in-Chief, anyway. Kyra Kyles is a multiplatform media executive and the former EBONY EIC/Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Editorial where she ran content operations for the magazine’s print, digital and new dedicated special issue outlets. This award-winning multimedia journalist, TV personality, content producer and humor writer originally joined the iconic brand as a Senior Editor for JET magazine in 2011 before jet-setting over to run the site, its all-digital form as an app and eventually EBONY.com and the media mothership itself.  Prior to those roles, Kyra worked for the Tribune Company's millennial outlet, RedEye, where she achieved unprecedented levels of audience engagement for projects including a WGN-TV nightly pop culture/humor segment called "The Kyles Files," an interactive music competition for indie artists, "The Track Off," and the mother of all mumblemouth rapper mockeries: "Ringtone Rap Project."  

 

Kyra has been named to the Folio magazine Top 100 media executives, WVON and Ariel Capital’s “Top 40 Under 40 Game Changers” and Chicago Defender’s “40 Under 40 to Watch” lists. She won the coveted Jones-Beck Award from the Tribune for her work turning a humble public transit column, "Going Public" into must-read material.