Veronica McGregor

News and Social Media Manager in Los Angeles, California

Veronica McGregor

News and Social Media Manager in Los Angeles, California

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At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory I lead a remarkable team producing videos, news updates and social media to keep the world engaged with 20+ space missions studying Earth, the planets, asteroids, comets, stars and galaxies.

It's a busy universe -- we produce over 400 articles per year along with dozens of videos. Through social media we reach over 18 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Ustream, Flickr and more. In 2013, we won two Webby Awards and the SXSW Interactive Award for our campaign for the Mars Curiosity rover.

My work has been featured in the NY Times, ABC, NBC, Mashable, CNET and others. I created NASA's first mission accounts on Twitter followed by NASA's first "Tweetup" (now called NASA Socials) & first interactive live streaming channels. I've guest blogged for Gizmodo, served as panelist/moderator at SxSW Interactive Festival (2010-2015) and been invited to talk at organizations ranging from the Online News Association to NATO.

In 2010, Forbes.com listed me as one of 20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter. In 2012, Mashable.com included me on their list of 15 Twitter Accounts Every Space Lover Should Follow. Prior to joining NASA-JPL, I worked at CNN focusing on technology, space and the environment. Best of all, I'm a mom with two wonderful grown kids who are setting out on their own careers.

  • Work
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Education
    • UCLA