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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."

Harlem »

April 21, 2011

A fire broke out at 148 W. 142nd St. Thursday night.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 20, 2011

A baby boy was born in a cab at West 51st and Seventh Avenue Wednesday night.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 20, 2011

A fire broke out at 37 Vermilyea Street Wednesday night.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 5, 2011

A car fire on the FDR near 96th Street closed northbound lanes.


April 1, 2011

The New York Times website went down Friday afternoon just days after their paywall went up.


March 22, 2011

A man was shot in the shoulder in Washington Heights Monday night.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

March 4, 2011

A fire broke out at Mott and Spring street Thursday night.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

February 21, 2011

Jean Maldonado was last seen on Friday.