Scott Lamb is the Editorial Director of BuzzFeed.
Lamb joined the company in 2007 as a senior editor, became managing editor in 2009 and now leads BuzzFeed’s team of viral content editors and writers. His focus and expertise is in engaging readers and creating content people share. In the last year, he grew the company’s presence by launching a new team in Los Angeles, and, most recently, a UK-version of the website in London.
He was the originator of the Disaster Girl meme, and in 2011, Gizmodo named him one of the Internet’s most viral people.
Lamb previously worked at Der Spiegel’s English-language website.
From 2005 to 2007, he was an associate editor at Salon.com, where he launched their music blog and podcasting initiative. He’s also written for Details, the LA Weekly, and the East Bay Express.
Before that, he was in the band We Are Scientists. Lamb is a graduate of Pomona College and has a Master’s degree in Journalism from NYU. He was a recipient of a Fulbright for journalism in 2005.