Olivia Ma

  • Head of News and Media Partnerships
  • Google+

Olivia Ma is Head of News and Media Partnerships for Google+, where she works with media companies to build successful presences on Google+. Previously, she was YouTube's News and Politics Manager and oversaw the site's news programming and product strategy. In that role, Olivia ran YouTube's 2012 Election strategy, managed YouTube's response to major breaking news stories like the Arab Spring and Hurricane Sandy, and produced three YouTube Interviews with President Obama. Prior to joining YouTube, Olivia was the 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 serves on the Board of Directors for both The Center for Public Integrity, the investigative journalism nonprofit and American Public Television. She is also co-chair of this year's Online News Association conference.