Alexi McCammond, who was ousted as editor at Conde Nast’s Teen Vogue before she started the job after some insensitive past tweets resurfaced, has returned to her former home at Axios.
Axios announced on Thursday that McCammond, who was previously hired by the outlet in 2017, would rejoin its team as a national political reporter and will work on the 2022 midterm elections.
“Alexi McCammond is an accomplished journalist and professional. We’re excited and proud that she is returning to Axios,” Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei said in a statement.
McCammond, who was named “Emerging Black Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2019, saw her Teen Vogue hire being met with internal resistance, with staffers condemning past anti-Asian tweets by McCammond she had written as a teenager and has previously apologized for.
“I became a journalist to help lift up the stories and voices of our most vulnerable communities,” McCammond said in a statement back in March. “As a young woman of color, that’s part of the reason I was so excited to lead the Teen Vogue team in its next chapter. My past tweets have overshadowed the work I’ve done to highlight the people and issues that I care about — issues that Teen Vogue has worked tirelessly to share with the world — and so Condé Nast and I have decided to part ways.”
Since leaving Teen Vogue, McCammond has been working at NBC News and often appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.