Virginia Lowman is a writer and editor based in New York City. She is currently the senior social media manager for MTV News and Logo. She has a knack for researching and developing content on popular and controversial topics that are smart and of-the-moment. With a background in journalism and social media, she has written and worked for various media and lifestyle brands such as ViacomCBS, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Essence, Glamour magazine, the New York Daily News, Complex, and more. With almost 10 years of experience in journalism, her work spans print and digital media and includes on-camera reporting. Virginia’s writing has also been featured on ABC News Nightline.
An avid consumer of digital news, she is well-versed in pop culture and current events and is passionate about unearthing ways in which to utilize social media and promote content in fresh ways. Her writing is unfailingly honest and thorough, often marrying popular culture with social psychology to serve as a lens through which to study and understand the human situation.
A citizen of the world, Virginia is the product of a military family, which afforded her the privilege of living in Europe for 16 years before returning to the U.S. to complete high school and pursue undergraduate studies at the University of Houston. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at NYU’s Low Residency Writers Workshop in Paris, France.
Splitting her time between New York and Paris, when she’s stateside, Virginia can often be found reading, mastering a new dish in her kitchen, working on a collection of short stories, or dreaming up the next installment of MTV News’ award-nominated series, Sound On.