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Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. on a healthy diet of news programming, pop culture, black history and “snark,” Danielle Belton is currently Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was previously the Editor-in-Chief at The Root and is best known as the editor and writer of the award-winning pop culture-meets-politics blog The Black Snob. She was also the first black woman to lead a writer's room in late-night television as head writer for BET's NAACP Image Award-nominated show, "Don't Sleep," in 2012. As a journalist, Belton has written for: The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Essence Magazine, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Jezebel, NPR and many others. An advocate for mental health, Belton writes extensively about her experience with Bipolar disorder. She currently lives in New York City.

"Danielle Belton is a wonderful mentor to have and I am very fortunate to receive her guidance. She helps me set milestones and yearly goals, doesn't allow my imposter syndrome to kick-in, and encourages me to take initiatives I wouldn't dare to try. She's a great listener and our informal monthly meetings make me feel confident about myself and all the things I want to accomplish."

— Kristal

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