Karolina Waclawiak

Director of Development, Documentary at BuzzFeed

As the first woman Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News, Waclawiak offers over 14 years of editorial experience. She previously served as the Executive Editor of Culture and Director of News Development for BuzzFeed Studios.

Throughout her career, Waclawiak has overseen and edited several stories that have been nominated and won prestigious journalism awards, including multiple National Magazine Awards. Her inspiring editorial vision, keen grasp 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 the organization into a new chapter as the most trusted news source for Millennial and Gen Z readers, with over 68 million global unique readers.

Alongside her editorial vision, Waclawiak brings extensive studio development experience. As a six year veteran of BuzzFeed, she has worked across the company on Hollywood studio projects, including two recent documentary projects: The Rise And Fall of LuLaRoe and Once Upon A Time In Londongrad, both based on BuzzFeed News reporting. Waclawiak will continue to work alongside BuzzFeed Studios to bring groundbreaking journalism to life in Hollywood. As Editor-in-Chief, she will continue to guide writers and editors in crafting such stories, and will work with Rich Reid and the BuzzFeed Studios team on developing them.

Waclawiak is the author of the novels Life Events, How to Get into the Twin Palms and The Invaders. Formerly the deputy editor at The Believer, she joined BuzzFeed News in 2016.


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  • Director of Development, Documentary

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  • Editor-in-Chief

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