Gabrielle Sierra

CFR Staff

Gabrielle Sierra

Podcast Host and Producer

Gabrielle Sierra is an arts and culture journalist with more than a decade of experience reporting in New York City. Her work has appeared in publications including Billboard, Curbed, Gothamist, InStyle, and Paste. She first joined the Council as events editor for, and has since become senior podcast producer and host of Why It Matters. Prior to her work at CFR, she held a curator and editor position at Facebook.

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