Ericka Sóuter is an editor in the news division of CafeMom, the largest social networking site for moms and the leading women’s and parenting destination on the Internet.
Prior to that, she was on staff at Us Weekly from March 2009 to May 2012. As a features writer there, she has written cover stories on everything from the Jon & Kate Plus 8 scandal to the secrets of celebrity weight loss and the tragic death of Michael Jackson.
Prior to coming to Us, she worked at People magazine. Joining that publication in 1999, she wrote the Chatter and Star Tracks columns before focusing on celebrity-centered and human-interest features on medical breakthroughs, weight loss and fashion. Later, she moved to the special issues department where she worked on popular issues like Sexiest Man Alive, Hottest Bachelors and The World’s Most Beautiful People.
Before becoming a magazine writer, Ms. Sóuter worked at the Chicago based advertising agency Leo Burnett as an account executive for Kellogg’s Cornflakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats and Rice Krispies Treats. Her ad world claim to fame: she was on the team that created the talking Frosted Mini- Wheat.
Ms. Sóuter received her B.A. from Georgetown University in 1997 and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2002. Aside from US Weekly and People, her work can be found on the pages of Essence, Self and 944. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, she currently resides in Manhattan with her husband Caleb, son Lex and Shih Tzu Neo.