Complex Reporter Emily Oberg Announces She’s Stepping Away From The Platform

Popular Complex Media news anchor and editorial producer Emily Oberg announced today (January 20) through her Instagram account that she’s leaving Complex Media.

In the caption of the post, Oberg wrote, “After 3 incredible years, I am sad to announce that today is my last with @complex. This is where I spent 3 of the most important years of my life. I learned more than some people learn in a lifetime. I found myself here, and I got to do some incredible work that I will forever be proud of. But most importantly, I got to work alongside some of my favorite people in the entire world, people who will be my friends for life. This was never just a job for me, it was my world, it’s who I was. And I loved every minute of it. I’m incredibly sad to leave, and it breaks my heart to know I won’t see these people everyday anymore. But Complex will always be part of who I am and will always have a special place in my heart. What we did here. what we created- is something so special, that we will be bonded forever because of it. Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything they’ve done for me, and I know that this isn’t the end. To everyone who made this journey possible, thank you, you know who you are. Love, always. ❤️”

Oberg was recruited by Complex through her work as a stylist/model, and gained an audience on her solid reporting skills, combined with her approachable good looks and a friendly yet serious demeanor.

In many ways she was the female face of the very male-centric Complex and created a new standard for what an on-the-street reporter/anchor could look like, a clear break from the coiffed and corporate look of traditional media anchors. Just as importantly, she represented a beacon of sorts for women interested in streetwear, a culture notoriously hostile to females and short on role models.

Not long after joining Complex, the Canadian-born Oberg started up her own streetwear label, Sporty & Rich, and also published a magazine under the same name. Perhaps her most highly-regarded project during her tenure at Complex was an investigative video (watch below) titled “Sold Out,” which examined the resell economy surrounding Supreme.

When we reached out to Oberg hasn’t stated what her plans are (we reached out and haven’t heard back), about her plans, she wrote,”I can’t say what’s next, but it will be a surprise that is for sure!”

Given her popularity as a reporter, connection with youth culture and social media following, one has to think there are plenty of larger news organizations who would love to have her on board to add some fresh appeal to their reporting staff.

 

After 3 incredible years, I am sad to announce that today is my last with @complex This is where I spent 3 of the most important years of my life. I learned more than some people learn in a lifetime. I found myself here, and I got to do some incredible work that I will forever be proud of. But most importantly, I got to work alongside some of my favorite people in the entire world, people who will be my friends for life. This was never just a job for me, it was my world, it’s who I was. And I loved every minute of it. I’m incredibly sad to leave, and it breaks my heart to know I won’t see these people everyday anymore. But Complex will always be part of who I am and will always have a special place in my heart. What we did here. what we created- is something so special, that we will be bonded forever because of it. Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything they’ve done for me, and I know that this isn’t the end. To everyone who made this journey possible, thank you, you know who you are. Love, always. ❤️

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