Lauren Williams

Cofounder & CEO
Capital B

Lauren Williams is Cofounder and CEO of Capital B. Most recently, she was SVP and Editor in Chief of Vox, where she managed all editorial and business operations for the explanatory news network. In addition to Vox.com, Lauren oversaw one of YouTube’s largest news channels (with 9 million subscribers); more than a dozen podcasts, including the daily news show Today, Explained, and a TV operation anchored by the Netflix franchise Explained. Prior to becoming the top editor at Vox, Lauren served as Executive Editor and Managing Editor. Before joining Vox, Lauren was an editor at Mother Jones and Deputy Editor of The Root. She is the 2020-2021 Hearst Digital Media Professional in Residence at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

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