Rashad Benton

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: Columbia University
Location: San Francisco, California
Expertise: Fashion, Lifestyle, Politics
  • Rashad Benton is a journalist based in New York City covering all things fashion, retail, and politics.
  • In addition to InStyle, he has been published in Billboard, Elle, Essence, The Huffington Post, Vibe Magazine, GQ, Vogue, and more.
  • He was a reporter at InStyle for three years, in which he wrote feature stories, including Jasmine Jordan (daughter of Michael Jordan), Father's Day Gift Guides, and Fragrance roundups.


Rashad started his career as a Fashion Assistant for GQ Magazine, as well as styling work with Glamour and Vogue. He worked at ELLE for two years, starting as an Accessories Assistant and working his way up to Contributing Writer. His experience also includes InStyle Reporter and Public Relations, Associate. In addition, Rashad worked at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for two years during which he created and launched #CareerConversations, which profiles the rise of talented young Black individuals in the fashion industry.


Rashad earned his Master of Science in Communication and Media Studies from Columbia University.

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