Todd Johnson has been hired as Chief Content Officer of The Grio, a leading news and entertainment site dedicated to providing African-American audiences with compelling stories and perspectives. Johnson first joined theGrio.com shortly after it launched in August, 2009, as a video journalist and reporter. Johnson was eventually promoted to Managing Editor, helping guide the news site through multiple transitions before it was acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in 2016. Prior to his return to The Grio as Chief Content Officer, Johnson served as Editorial Director of NBCBLK, a division of NBC News Digital. Johnson will be responsible for elevating The Grio’s voice and branding, its overall editorial strategy and growing its audience.