BuzzFeed Names Editor-in-Chief
BuzzFeed News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, announced today that Karolina Waclawiak will be the outlet's Editor-In-Chief.
Photo Insert: Karolina Waclawiak, BuzzFeed's new Editor-In-Chief
Waclawiak will be the first female Editor-in-Chief of the company. She formerly worked for BuzzFeed Studios as the Executive Editor of Culture and Director of News Development, and has over 14 years of editorial experience.
She's also the author of Life Events, How to Get into the Twin Palms, and The Invaders, and she was the deputy editor at The Believer before joining BuzzFeed News in 2016.
Throughout her career, Waclawiak has overseen and edited a number of pieces that have been nominated for and won important media prizes, including many National Magazine Awards.
Her inspiring editorial vision, keen understanding of pop culture and the internet, extensive management experience, and unique perspective from her time working with BuzzFeed Studios will strengthen BuzzFeed News and lead it into a new chapter as the most trusted news source for Millennial and Gen Z readers, with over 68 million global unique readers.
“BuzzFeed News became a trusted news brand because we never spoke down to our audience about the things that entertained them, whether it was the epic battle between the Kardashians and Blac Chyna, or Tiffany Pollard’s new life as a meme queen,” Wacliawak said.
"And we took commentary by right wing figures like Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopolous seriously before other outlets,” she adds.
Alongside her editorial vision, Waclawiak takes with her a wealth of studio development experience. As a six-year BuzzFeed veteran, she has worked across the company on Hollywood studio projects, including two recent documentary projects based on BuzzFeed News reporting: The Rise And Fall of LuLaRoe and Once Upon A Time In Londongrad.
Waclawiak will continue to collaborate with BuzzFeed Studios to bring groundbreaking journalism to the big screen.