Katharine Zaleski is the Managing Editor of NowThis News, the video news network for the social and mobile generation. Since launching on iOS in November 2012, NowThis News has seen its viewership grow by the millions across multiple platforms.
Katharine started her media career straight out of Dartmouth College as an Associate Producer for CNN's American Morning where she was in charge of making sure the show's hundreds of graphics, maps and headlines came together for three hours on live TV each day. After nearly one year working the overnight shift at CNN, she left to travel the world for a few months and came back to what she now calls her "moment": an offer to be the sixth employee at the then two week old Huffington Post.
Katharine ended up working as the Huffington Post's Senior News Editor for four and half years where she built the company's news team and oversaw the front page. She left in November 2009 to take a role at the Washington Post as Executive Producer and Head of Digital News Products. Katharine worked at the Post for two and a half years, becoming the Executive Director of Digital News with oversight of digital teams across the newsroom, including engagement, social media, SEO, the Entertainment and Lifestyle coverage groups, the Post's aggregation blogging teams and newsroom business development. During her tenure, the Post re-launched its website; introduced numerous mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad; implemented a new CMS; developed a number of social engagement tools in conjunction with Twitter, Facebook and other partners; and ultimately saw engagement - measured by time on site - triple.
Katharine lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, daughter and a dog named Roxanne Beyonce who has been featured in more than one NowThis News video.