Erin Lebar

Manager of audience engagement for news - Administration

A born and bred Winnipegger, Erin left her hometown to pursue her journalistic studies at New York University in New York City, where she completed her Master of Arts in magazine journalism.

While in New York, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best long-form journalists and editors in North America and spent time interning at Rolling Stone magazine and CMJ.

After working for a year in the Big Apple at an online parenting magazine, Erin was offered a job at the Free Press in December of 2013 as a web and copy editor. From there, Erin shifted into the arts and life department as a multimedia producer, where she remained for nearly five years, spending the majority of her time writing about the local music scene, as well as co-hosting a weekly arts and culture podcast, Bury the Lede, with columnist Jen Zoratti.

Erin moved into her role of audience engagement manager at the Free Press in March 2020, and spends her time thinking of, and implementing, ways to improve the interaction and connection between the newsroom and our readership.