Meet the Team

Zivvy’s first all hands meeting in October 2023.

Elise Labott

Founder and CEO

Elise Labott is a leading journalist covering US foreign policy and international issues. She is a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine and an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service. She is also the writer and publisher of Cosmopolitics, a newsletter focusing on geopolitics. As CNN’s Global Affairs Correspondent, she reported from more than 80 countries, traveled the world with seven secretaries of state and has interviewed many world leaders and newsmakers. Elise serves as a global ambassador for Vital Voices, an organization that empowers female entrepreneurs around the world and is on the advisory committee of Global Kids DC, a program that introduces high school students in underserved communities to international affairs.

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Eric Weisbrod

Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Eric Weisbrod is is an award-winning leader with nearly two decades of experience in digital, social and multi-platform strategy. As Director of Social TV at CNN, he pioneered CNN's social media, digital and audience interactivity strategy for all of CNN's television shows, events, breaking news and on-air talent, spearheaded audience interactivity and also developed successful original programming aimed at social media audiences. Eric also led news partnerships at Meta and Tagboard and consults B2B and consumer-focused businesses on marketing, sales and content strategy.

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Britt Weaver

Chief of Staff

Britt Weaver is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, receiving a Masters in International Development. She specializes in human rights, women's rights, and reproductive justice. In addition to her civic ambitions, she is also deeply involved in DC libation and nightlife culture.

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Stephanie Gallman

Sr. Editorial Producer

Stephanie Gallman has been a journalist for nearly two decades covering breaking news and culture for CNN and other outlets. As a writer and producer, she has traveled the country and world covering presidential elections, inaugurations and breaking news stories. She’s produced interviews with Congressman John Lewis, Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and the band Dead and Company. Her personal essay, “An optimist’s journey toward dropping the ‘D-bomb’ about being diagnosed with depression garnered worldwide attention and led to an appearance on Sanjay Gupta, MD. Her work has been featured in Reader’s Digest, SouthernLiving.com, Atlanta Magazine, and Skirt! Magazine, among other various publications.

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Liz Roman

Coordinating Producer

Liz Roman is a Murrow award-winning digital content creator who has a passion for impactful journalism and innovation. She specializes in digital storytelling, social media strategy and multimedia production. As a military spouse, Liz travels often and has spearheaded coverage for everything from criminal investigations and elections to major sporting events like the Iditarod in Alaska. Liz has planned and executed projects in local newsrooms across the U.S. to help grow their online platforms, as well as curated multimedia content for global audiences during her time at CNN. When she's not reading up on the latest news, friends can usually find her at home cuddling with her three large doodles: Rory, Rosie and Roxy.

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Cielo Camacho

Content Creator

Cielo Camacho is a graduate from High Point University with a degree in Media Production & Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about news, social media, and travel. During her free time, as a certified drone pilot, she takes to the skies to capture breathtaking perspectives and transform landscapes into visual stories.

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Alex Darlington

Content Creator

Alex is a contributor and content creator for Zivvy News. He has an expressed interest in local politics, healing the ever-deepening divide in America, and seeing an end to the two-party system in the political landscape. He aspires to run for Pennsylvania House district. 

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Christian Gòrecki

Content Creator

Christian Górecki is a contributor, editor and social media consultant for Zivvy News, with a focus on geopolitics and trending news stories. He studied post-Soviet studies and currently studies geography and political science at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He is the founder of the Unite America Movement, a media based non-profit that focuses on facilitating interpolitical discussions.

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Bella Guerrero

Social Media Producer

Bella Guerrero is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. She is passionate about storytelling, social media and legal studies. During her academic journey, Bella honed her skills in multimedia storytelling and digital design, gaining practical experience through an internship to enhance storytelling. When not immersed in the world of news and content creation, she can be found exploring new restaurants, painting and cheering on the Dawgs.

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Brandon Killman

Content Creator

Brandon Killman is a contributing community journalist for Zivvy News with a focus on environmental issues, entertainment and trending news stories. He has a background in digital content management with news organizations CNN and ABC-7 Los Angeles and communications PR experience with Disneyland Resort. As a contributor with Zivvy, he is aimed on building a engaged community audience interested in the topics that matter to them. Aside from creating and managing content, Brandon collects old video games and enjoys a good hiking trail and camping trip.

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Anna Kleiber

Social Media Producer

Anna Kleiber is a social media producer and contributor for Zivvy News. Anna studies journalism and political science at UW-Madison and is also pursuing certificates in graphic design, digital media analytics and art studio with a concentration in photography. On campus, Anna writes for the State News desk at the campus paper, The Daily Cardinal where she has reported on a number of events and issues within the state of Wisconsin including the 2023 race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, campus protests and women’s reproductive rights within the state. When she isn’t reading and writing news, Anna enjoys playing the violin, drinking coffee and listening to Taylor Swift.

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Gabrielle Mills

Content Creator

Gabrielle Mills is a graduate from Montclair State University, where she studied journalism. She has written and created content for HerCampus Media, Follow South Jersey, Gen Z for Change, More Perfect Union and Montclair State University’s student run newspaper, The Montclarion. She is passionate about music, race and gender studies and travel.

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Victor Norman

Social Media Producer

Victor Norman is a social media producer and contributor for Zivvy New. Victor studies communications and journalism at Boston College. Victor has worked on his college’s campus for newspapers such as The Gavel and has been working in social media for the past three years for the Academic Advising Center of Boston College. Victor has a love of local hobbies, board games, and bookstores.

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Caleb Richmond

Content Creator

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Caleb Richmond is a junior at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he studies Culture & Politics, Journalism, and Chinese. He’s originally from New Hampshire and enjoys television and travel.

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