- Joe Libonati confirmed to Insider that he left Condé Nast this month.
- The company hired Danielle Carrig from Vice to lead communications last year.
- Condé has faced a series of PR crises in recent months.
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Condé Nast’s former top communications executive Joe Libonati has left the magazine company.
Libonati, executive vice president for global communications, confirmed to Insider that he departed the publisher this month. He declined to comment on his next steps.
Libonati led media relations efforts for the prestigious magazine giant, which owns Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired, and the New Yorker, until last year. In 2020, Condé hired Danielle Carrig from Vice as global chief communications officer, a newly created role. Since then Libonati reported to Carrig, who reports directly to CEO Roger Lynch.
After joining in 2019, Lynch made a flurry of other executive changes, including a new chief marketing officer and chief financial officer.
A Condé Nast spokesperson declined to comment.
Condé has navigated a series of PR crises in recent months, including reckoning on race, a unionization wave that led to threats of a strike at The New Yorker, a picket line at global chief content officer Anna Wintour’s home, and the quick resignation of journalist Alexi McCammond as the editor of Teen Vogue after old racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced.
Like many publishers, the company’s advertising business was hard hit in the early days of the pandemic, and it laid off and furloughed staffers last year.
Libonati joined Condé Nast in 2013 and took over the top role in 2018. He previously worked for NBCUniversal and PR firm Rubenstein.