was the executive editor of the magazine Jane
, which had a circulation approaching one million until it shut down in July 2007.
She was born in Norwich
, New York
in 1976, as the daughter of a Vietnamese American
engineering executive and his wife, an American
woman of European
descent from New Jersey
. While still a child, Stephanie moved from New York State to Texas
with her parents. She later graduated from the University of Texas
with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1998.
She joined Jane Magazine in early 1999 as an editorial assistant and was later promoted to assistant editor, associate editor, senior editor, deputy editor and finally executive editor. She was second only to Brandon Holley
, the editor-in-chief of the magazine. After a stint at Page Six The Magazine
, Trong joined Nylon Magazine
in August 2008 as executive editor for both its Nylon
and Nylon Guys
On April 21, 2010; it was announced by NBC New York
that Stephanie Trong would soon join the rapidly expanding Gilt Groupe
as its first editorial director. On October 14, 2010, the New York Observer
published an article by Zeke Turner, revealing: "In other moves at Lucky ...Ms. Holley has also hired Stephanie Trong, her number two from the Jane years, as deputy editor."
Stephanie also appeared on the SOAPnet
series The Fashionista Diaries