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Megan Coyne. (Photo: Megan Coyne).

Megan Coyne named to Forbes 30 Under 30 media list

By David Wildstein, November 30 2022 11:10 am

New Jersey’s social media wunderkind continues to become a national superstar, with Megan Coyne earning a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Media list of people “defining and driving the world of news and content.”

The Livingston native joined the Biden administration in August as deputy director of platforms in the White House Office of Digital Strategy.  She began working in politics in 2017 as an intern on Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial campaign and then served as the governor’s much-heralded social media director.

“Coyne manages the White House’s social media outreach to a combined audience of 27 million followers,” Forbes wrote.  “In her first month, her Twitter thread in response to Congressional Republicans who criticized student loan forgiveness led to 1.15 million interactions for the White House and was a top 5 political tweet of the day.”

The 25-year-old Coyne graduated from Livingston High School and Rutgers University.  She became the first woman to serve as president of the College Democrats of New Jersey.

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