Eric Webb is a writer and editor born, raised and living in Austin, Texas. Currently the Social Media & Engagement Editor at the Austin American-Statesman, Eric writes about pop culture and Austin buzz online and in print. He also writes a weekly web culture column, The Webb Report. As a critic, he covers Austin's famed live music and festival scene, including Austin City Limits Music Festival and South By Southwest. Eric has interviewed everyone from a member of Fitz and the Tantrums to a "Magic Mike" choreographer.
As a member of the Statesman digital team, Eric manages all editorial social media operations and spearheads online audience engagement efforts in the newsroom, including SEO strategy, email marketing and performance analytics. He also supervises and edits a team of content producers focused on social content creation. He was named one of the Newspaper Association of America's "Top 30 Under 30" in 2016 and has received awards from Online News Association and Investigative Reporters & Editors for his copy editing work on investigative projects.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Eric previously worked as a copy editor and designer for newspaper chain Media General and as the media coordinator for nonprofit youth program Community New Start.
Eric was only allowed to listen to swing music, Christian contemporary rock and TV show theme songs growing up. When he was 15, a friend burned Death Cab For Cutie's "Transatlanticism" to a CD for Eric, thus opening the floodgates both musically and emotionally. His areas of specialty pop culture knowledge are broad, including the Nick at Nite lineup from 1995-2007 and most Katharine Hepburn movies.
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