Christina Tapper

Executive Producer, Original Content at Spotify

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An award-winning journalist, Christina is an Executive Producer at Spotify Studios and the Head of Content at Jemele Hill’s Unbothered Network, an audio home elevating the voices and stories of Black women. In these roles, Christina leads the strategy, development, and execution of Unbothered’s slate of original podcasts. Before transitioning to audio, Christina was the deputy editor at ZORA, Medium’s digital publication by, for, and about Black women, where she led ambitious special projects, developed content strategies, and commissioned and edited stories. In 2016 she helped launch Bleacher Report’s award-winning multi-platform digital sports and culture magazine B/R Mag. At B/R, she led some of the company’s most premium editorial experiences, rooted in high-impact, personality-driven and inclusive storytelling. She pushed for and assisted Bleacher Report in increasing and amplifying content around female athletes. In 2018, Folio named her one of its distinguished Top Women in Media and honored her as a “Change-Maker.”

Prior to landing at Bleacher Report, Christina conceptualized, wrote, and edited stories for Sports Illustrated Kids. At SI Kids, Christina secured high profile athletes and individuals, such as NBA champions Stephen Curry and First Lady Michelle Obama for print and digital stories. In 2014, Christina helped spearhead the brand’s SportsKid of the Year franchise, which won a Cynopsis Media award for best promotional campaign. In addition, she mentored students through the brand’s Kid Reporters program.

Before her arrival at SI Kids, Christina was a reporter at People magazine, where she penned celebrity and human interest stories. Her work has been featured in Essence, Seventeen, InStyle, ESPN The Magazine, Jet, and Black Enterprise.

Christina is also a founding board member of Achievers Early College Prep, a STEAM-focused public charter school for grades 6-12 in Trenton, New Jersey she helped open in 2018.

A proud graduate of Rutgers University, Christina taught four semesters of magazine writing as an adjunct professor, shaping the next generation of intrepid and innovative storytellers. She also earned a Master’s degree in publishing from Pace University.