Lori Kozlowski is a writer, editor, producer, and media executive, exploring storytelling in all of its forms.

This year, in 2019, she became the Editorial Director at Shondland, Shonda Rhimes’ award-winning production and media company. In 2017, she founded More Light Media, a new media company focused on producing original works, as well as working with startups, brands, and NGOs on various forms of storytelling. She was the producer of virtual reality series Project Empathy, which uses VR to explore human rights and social justice issues. The project was funded by Google and premiered content with The Atlantic and at the Democratic National Convention.

She served as Editorial Director at entertainment and music management company Atom Factory, leading the company’s media division, and co-founded Smashd, a publication and platform about the merger of culture, music, and technology.

Previously, she was a digital editor and columnist for Forbes, writing about entrepreneurs, startups, and technology.

Prior to Forbes, she was senior editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she headed mobile technology, digital and content strategy, and emerging platforms for the media company.

She has been on staff at Entrepreneur Magazine, has worked with MIT Media Lab startups, and has served as adjunct faculty at Chapman University and USC. 


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She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. 

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, she learned early to take big risks and always use sunscreen.  She is a lover of red pens, lipstick, and lots of tea (hot or iced).

Ms. Kozlowski has lived in Claremont, California; Seattle, Washington; and London, U.K. She currently resides in Los Angeles.