Erin Overbey Biography

Erin Overbey is a United States personality who describes herself as an Archive Editor @newyorkermag and New Yorker Classics and newsletter editor. She has been working as the New York Archivist since 1994, making around 28 years in a row with the company. She seems to be around 50 years old and has given her whole life contributing to the New Yorker Magazine and their editing work.

Early Life

Erin Overbey was born in 1972, making her around 50 years old. However, she is yet to reveal lots of details regarding her age, her siblings, her parents, and her insight story. She has earned two decades of experience in her work and describes herself as a veteran journalist. Erin is in the limelight as of July 2022 because of her complaint and claiming threads on Twitter that she raised her voice for the sake of women at her workplace and was ultimately fired from the company. She began posting the things on her Twitter account last month and the thread became viral when she was fired.


It has been claimed in the New Yorker Magazine that Erin Overbey was fired because of errors in her work. The company said that she had lots of errors in her work in the published articles. On the other hand, Erin says that she did not believe it to be the right reason for “the fired statement” from the company. Instead, she says that the editor-in-chief was the reason for her errors. Her comments on the issue have been stated as absurd by the company.

Erin took the help of social media to explain her grievances and dismal from her editorial position. Erin posted everything on her Twitter post and accused her colleagues of being “Bizarre”. She said that the company is ignoring the silent woman. For her, the things that happened were all unavoidable. She said that many people or even businesses talk about inclusion and diversity but in reality, they fail to adopt the same to their work or in their practices.

Erin Overbey Termination

The things started when Erin was put on a performance review after she publicly raised the matter and accused the editor-in-chief of inserting errors into her articles. The archive editor, Erin, says that she was fired after she raised concern about gender inequality in her magazine column and accused the editor-in-chief publicly of inserting errors in her articles.

Erin Overbey gave the hint of her firing on Twitter on Monday, 25th July 2022. She updated the public about her firing after a week when she claimed that she had been put on “performance review” because of the disparities and gender inequality matters that she raised about her magazine. She also stated that the “factual errors” which were highlighted by the Magazine were actually inserted into her copy by David Remnick, the New Yorker’s editor-in-chief.

Erin Overbey Biography

Real Name Erin Overbey
Birth Date 1972
Age (as of 2022) 50 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Archive Editor
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her husband/boyfriend? Not Known

When did it all begin?

In general, the saga began when Erin posted a Twitter thread including 40 tweets, where she discussed the things about her “performance review” and three days later, she sent an email criticizing the gender inequality at the storied magazine. The things actually started last month and later the magazine started making allegations that she was having multiple factual inaccuracies in her weekly newsletter.

On the other hand, Felicia Sonmez, who was fired from The Washington Post after she publicly fought the battle with her employer regarding gender inequality, pay, and social media inequalities, said that the matter of Erin Overbey is the clear “retaliation” as she came forward to speak about the valid concern on racism and sexism. She tweeted that so many journalism institutions talk about diversity, and inclusion but publish their employees for speaking the truth and asking for change.

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