Erika Reals

Erika Reals
Title: Commerce Editor
Education: University of Kansas
Location: New York, New York

Erika is the Commerce Editor at


  • Erika joined the PEOPLE team in 2022 and has been with Dotdash Meredith since November 2020.
  • She received a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.
  • Her work has also been featured in Byrdie, Brides, Daily Mail, and more.


Erika Reals is the Commerce Editor at covering beauty, style, home, and lifestyle shopping topics. Her work can also be found on Byrdie and Brides. Prior to joining Dotdash Meredith, Erika wrote about celebrity style at Daily Mail, documenting everything from Hailey Bieber's wedding dress to Bella Hadid's vintage leather coats.


Erika received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.


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