Christina Tapper


Christina is an award-winning editor, writer, and recovering sports journalist. She is currently the deputy editor of ZORA,’s digital publication by, for, and about women of color. Christina's leadership at ZORA includes developing, implementing, and executing content strategy, overseeing special projects, and commissioning and editing stories. In 2016 she helped launch Bleacher Report’s award-winning multiplatform digital sports and culture magazine B/R Mag. At B/R, she led some of the company’s most premium editorial experiences, while pushing for and assisting Bleacher Report in increasing content around women athletes. Christina was promoted to managing editor of B/R Mag in 2018, the same year 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. 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 for 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. She 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. Christina is a proud graduate of Rutgers University, where she taught magazine writing as an adjunct professor to shape the next generation of intrepid and innovative storytellers. She also earned a Master’s degree in publishing from Pace University.

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