Versha Sharma is the Managing Editor and Senior Correspondent at NowThis, where she’s been working since 2014. Versha was hired as a senior editorial producer in the early days of social video becoming a trend, and was tasked with shaping and defining the editorial voice for NowThis. From there, she was promoted to managing editor, managed the company’s emerging platforms strategy and oversaw 2016 Election coverage, running and growing a team of nine producers over 2 years. She conducted an interview with President Obama at a critical moment in the election cycle.
Versha has been an enthusiastic voice for the most innovative models in digital journalism. Prior to NowThis, she worked as a reporter and editor for Vocativ, another digital-first news outlet, where she managed a team of international reporters. She also covered the 2012 presidential election for MSNBC. Versha got her start in digital journalism at Talking Points Memo, where she went from unpaid intern to deputy publisher over the course of 3 years. There, she learned about every aspect of the business, from writing, reporting and editing to publishing, managing social media and advertising. She even did ad operations for a little while.
She loves superhero movies.
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