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Heather Grossmann

Associate Publisher @hgrossmann Contact

Heather is the Associate Publisher at DNAinfo.com, where she leads the sales and marketing teams and helps to direct initiatives across all departments.

She was part of the original DNAinfo launch team in 2009, when she first joined the organization as a politics reporter.

While she's always been an avid news consumer, Heather started her career in marketing, moving to New York City first to work for a division of Young & Rubicam advertising, before moving on to work in online marketing and business development for various Internet companies, including Toysrus.com, where she very much appreciated the "I don't want to grow up" company motto.

Eventually, this marketing expertise led to a job in event sponsorship and production, managing projects for the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Conde Nast, the broadcast debate series Intelligence Squared, and the City of New York, among other clients.

Heather took some time out of her tenure at DNAinfo in 2011 to launch MetroFocus, a news and culture website and TV show for WNET/Thirteen, NYC's local PBS station. While she loved her job as managing editor there, she missed DNAinfo too much, and rejoined the company in early 2012 to help get the Chicago office up and running. Shortly after that, she was promoted to Associate Publisher, where she gets to employ every skill she's ever learned in her educational and professional career.

Heather left her hometown of Oakland, Calif., to get a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. She obtained a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Fun Fact: Heather was once, briefly, the co-proprietor of a Guatemala-based pants import/export company called "Siempre Sexy."

New York City »

November 3, 2012

Con Ed has restored power to 670,000 of the 940,000 New York customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The Rockaways »

November 3, 2012

State officials said Friday that the water in Breezy Point was not safe for drinking.

New York City »

October 30, 2012

Power outages and flooded neighborhoods left some eager to flee the battered city Tuesday.

Downtown »

May 3, 2011

The president will visit the World Trade Center site on Thursday, the White House confirmed.


May 3, 2011

The Black Eyed Peas will play a free benefit concert in Manhattan on June 9.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

May 2, 2011

Lawyer Jonathan Bristol pleased guilty on Monday to laundering nearly $19 million in Kenneth Starr's Ponzi scheme.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

May 2, 2011

Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms was arrested in the Village for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs.

Harlem »

April 25, 2011

The bridge went to a junkyard in N.J. last week.