Lauren Williams

CEO and Co-Founder • Capital B
Last edited January 2, 2024

Lauren Williams is Co-Founder and CEO of Capital B, a nonprofit local-national news organization serving Black audiences that launched in January 2022. Before starting Capital B, Lauren was senior vice president and editor in chief of Vox, where she managed editorial and business operations. In addition to, Lauren oversaw one of YouTube’s largest news channels and more than a dozen podcasts, including the daily news show Today, Explained, and a TV operation anchored by the Netflix franchise Explained. Lauren previously served as executive editor and managing editor at Vox and has also been an editor at Mother Jones and deputy editor at The Root. Lauren serves on the board of directors for the International Women’s Media Foundation. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, she lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and two young children.