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Erica Finamore

location-pin New York, New York

School: University of Delaware

Expertise: Erica guides her readers on design trends, making the best use of space in their homes, and clever items to simplify their lives. In the healthcare realm, Erica draws from personal experience to raise awareness about brain cancer and explore topics like grief, loss, mental health, and self-care.

Erica Finamore

  • Erica has more than ten years of experience in editorial work for both print and digital outlets.
  • She’s an advocate for brain tumor research.
  • In addition to her role as home director at Real Simple, she is an editor for The Pioneer Woman Magazine and columnist for Cure Magazine.


Erica is a New York-based editor and writer who has worked in health and lifestyle media since 2010. She’s currently a columnist for Cure Magazine and is the home director at Real Simple, covering decor, organization, and cleaning. Previously, Erica spent a decade at Hearst Magazines, where she was the features editor for Food Network Magazine and an assistant editor at HGTV Magazine. She's also held roles at InStyle and Cosmopolitan and contributed to Refinery29, The Healthy, Reader's Digest, TheKitchn, and more.


University of Delaware, BA, Mass Communications, 2011