Olivia Ma is YouTube’s News Manager. She oversees YouTube’s news programming and product strategy, working closely with both news organizations and citizen reporters using the site to share news video around the world. She also manages YouTube’s news editorial through CitizenTube, YouTube’s breaking news channel, and is responsible for the site’s coverage of major global news events. Olivia has produced three YouTube Interviews with President Obama and last fall’s Fox News/Google GOP Primary Debate. This year, she is focused on YouTube’s 2012 Election strategy, overseeing the YouTube Elections Hub with eight news partners.
Prior to joining YouTube, Olivia was a product manager for Plum, a social media-sharing website, and ran Current, a national college news magazine published in partnership with Newsweek. Olivia graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Integrity.