Today we’re thrilled to announce that Erica Anderson (@ericaamerica) will be joining the Vox Media family as she steps into her new role of Executive Producer of Content and Partnerships for Recode’s Kara Swisher. She’ll begin January 28, reporting to Vox’s executive editor and director of editorial strategy Allison Rockey, based in New York.
“Erica America is one of the smartest people I know,” said Swisher. “Her instincts about the future of media combined with nearly eight years working inside Twitter and Google creates a killer combination. As my EP, she’ll shape the next generation of Recode content across mediums and deeper into the mainstream.”
Anderson will supervise and oversee the editorial vision of an expanding portfolio of content and experiences surrounding Kara Swisher, co-founder and editor at large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, co-executive producer of Recode’s Code conference series, New York Times contributing opinion writer, host of the Revolution series on MSNBC, and MSNBC contributor.
”Technology is no longer a niche topic. The tech industry impacts every area of our lives from our health to our elections to the way we work and travel — and there is no more important voice on tech than Kara Swisher,” said Rockey. “Erica will be instrumental in helping us bring Kara’s voice, influence and real talk to an even wider, more diverse audience desperate to understand how technology is radically changing our world.”
Anderson most recently served as Head of News Ecosystem for the Google News Lab in New York. At Google, she oversaw a global portfolio of journalism partnerships that helped Google to improve the quality of journalism on their platforms. Her internal advocacy for transparency led to the announcement of Google’s use of an “authoritativeness” score in Search ranking, and she was one of the core organizers of the Google Walkout, a momentous moment where over 20,000 employees walked out of 50 offices around the world in protest of Google’s protection of sexual harassers.
Prior to Google, Anderson was one of the first 300 employees at Twitter, and in a role at CBS Evening News, she helped to make Katie Couric America’s first TV network news anchor to use social media for journalism. She is also a journalist, having covered the 2008 Presidential election for MTV News as part of the network’s Choose or Lose Street Team ‘08.
”Kara is the interviewer of our time with unparalleled expertise on the most important topic,” said Anderson. “She also represents my favorite kind of journalism: smart, fearless and in service of everyday people. I’m thrilled to create new pathways for editorial expansion – and after so much time in the tech industry – to contribute my own ideas and voice to her coverage.”