Valerie Streit

Valerie Streit manages partner and product operations at Google to assure high-quality, diverse news content in Search, Google News, YouTube and Assistant. Previously at Google, she led publisher outreach to help drive adoption to AMP. Valerie also spent five years at YouTube cultivating platform growth strategies and audience insights with a focus, in particular, on the news vertical. Prior to Google, she devoted 13+ years of her career assuming a variety of hands-on editorial roles — to which she attributes her resolute advocacy for journalism within technology. Valerie’s newsroom loyalties run deep, having launched her career as a local news producer in San Diego and San Francisco before joining CNN to freelance as a writer/segment producer. She turned her freelancing gig into a full-time role at CNN in Atlanta, where she piloted new editorial products and launched original content for, iReport, CNN Video, and CNN Live. Valerie trained colleagues how to leverage Twitter and nascent social media for storytelling and interaction – eventually managing global social media and audience participation for CNN. Valerie earned a MA in Media Ecology from New York University. She earned her BA in Communication and Theatre at University of California, San Diego.