Amanda Zamora

Chief Audience Officer, Texas Tribune

Amanda Zamora is the Texas Tribune’s incoming chief audience officer, where she’ll work to engage more Texans in the political news and issues that impact their lives. Previously, Zamora spent nearly four years as ProPublica’s senior engagement editor, where she produced award-winning, audience-driven projects such as Free the Files and Six Words on Segregation Now. While there, she also established the Crowd-Powered News Network, a community for journalists who seek to collaborate with audiences.

Previously, she spent more than eight years as a digital producer and editor at The Washington Post, serving on the newspaper’s metro, foreign, investigative and national desks. She became the Post’s first social media and engagement editor in 2010.

Zamora began her journalism career at the Austin American-Statesman as an editorial aide and reporter. In 2009, she helped launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit news site based in Washington, D.C. She is also a previous Knight Digital Media Fellow with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.

Poynter teaching event: Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, Dec. 3-8.

Past Poynter speaking event: 10UP Summit, New York, Aug. 29, 2016