Ariana Tobin

Ariana is Engagement Editor for The Guardian US. In her previous role as Engagement Editor at WNYC, Ariana helped launch Note to Self's Bored and Brilliant series, an interactive multi-week WNYC podcast that monitored nearly 20,000 participants’ use of their smartphones. A follow-up project, called Infomagical, aimed to help more than 30,000 people deal with Information Overload. 

Prior to her work at WNYC, Ariana worked as a digital producer for American Public Media’s Marketplace. There, she coordinated the social media presence for the four Marketplace properties, oversaw special engagement projects, and trained a radio-centric staff on web-friendly practices. She has written for publications including The New Republic, On Being, St. Louis Public Radio, Bustle, and more. 

A native of St. Louis, Ariana graduated from Washington University in St. Louis summa cum laude. Previously, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Minsk, Belarus, researching teenagers, social media, and generational change. She lives in New York.