Elizabeth Pears

Elizabeth Pears is deputy news editor at BuzzFeed UK. Before this, she was news editor at The Voice, Britain’s leading black newspaper, where she championed and developed young talent and wrote extensively about racial discrimination and deaths in custody, as well as leading the newspaper’s shift in focus on issues that impact the UK’s growing British African population. Previous roles include work on The Guardian’s Reading the Riots project, a data-driven study into the causes and consequences of the 2011 London riots, and senior news reporter at the Haringey Independent where she started her career. She lives in and loves Tottenham.