Erica Berger

Writer, Host, and Investor in Los Angeles, California

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Mixing mystery, magic, and media.

I'm an award-winning LA based writer, artist, host, strategist, impact-centered angel investor, comedian, and yoga teacher active in the journalism, media, and social good spaces.

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I nerd out around international relations, resource management (natural and cultural), the future of news, consciousness, spirituality, and on how technology is constantly changing our world.

Right now, I'm a freelance journalist, artist, comedian, and urban strategist. My most recent art installation, The Avocado Rush, was a part of the LA Times Food Bowl at The Broad Museum's restaurant, Otium. Hosting a dinner with celebrity chefs, our panel on the geopolitics of the avocado and environmental implications of trends in food was watched by 25,000 + on Instagram Live. I created and hosted the TBD podcast, interviewing extraordinary people about managing uncertainty and success. You can listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and on our website.

I also teach Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, and studied under Harijiwan, Tej, Gurujas, and Guru Jagat, some of the preeminent teachers of the 5,000+ year old lineage.

I am passionate about cities, and work in my family's business maintaining and restoring historic architecture in the Chicago area, as well as investing in ecosystem regeneration and renewal.

I am a Forbes 30 Under 30 who built one of the first slow news companies, Catchpool, while also writing for Fast Company, Quartz, Vox, and more. Before that, I lived and worked in New York City for eight years on product, digital strategy, and partnerships for NewsCorp, The Week, Storyful (acquired by News Corp) and The Economist. In 2012, I started the Mileage Media newsletters with some amazing friends, which built community between LA, SF, NYC, and London. Before graduating from The University of Southern California (USC) with honors, I started my career in environmental storytelling, working on the Sundance winning documentary FUEL, and cut my chops writing as an indie music blogger.

I'm a board member of NPR's Generation Listen and love public media. I'm also the founding ambassador of Sandbox LA and a StartingBloc fellow. When I'm not collecting and sharing honest and optimistic stories, you can find me surfing, hiking, traveling, cooking vegetarian food, or on the dance floor.