Erica Anderson

Lead, Google News Lab

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson joined Google in January to lead News Lab programs in New York City.

Prior to Google, Erica spent four years at Twitter. Recruited in 2011, she was the company's first news industry hire and became the point person for journalists around the globe. She was the catalyst behind Dataminr for News and led the creation of long codes which allowed journalists in war zones to Tweet from satellite phones.

Before Twitter, Erica worked for CBS News and Katie Couric where she ran Couric’s social media strategy. Erica covered the 2008 Presidential election for MTV News as a mobile citizen journalist. She has a B.A. from Indiana University’s School of Journalism and is passionate about creating opportunities for quality journalism to thrive in this technological age.


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