Erica Finamore

Erica Finamore
Title: Home Director
Education: University of Delaware
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Organization, DIY, Design, Home Decor, Entertaining

Erica Finamore has been with Meredith Corporation, now Dotdash Meredith, since 2021. In her current role as Real Simple's home director. she covers all things decorating, organizing and cleaning. Before coming to Real Simple, she was the Features Editor at Food Network Magazine and an assistant editor at HGTV Magazine. She's also held roles at InStyle and Cosmopolitan and contributed to Refinery29, Reader's Digest, TheKitchn, and more.


  • Home Director for Real Simple
  • Previously an editor at Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, The Pioneer Woman Magazine and InStyle
  • Over 10 years of experience in editorial, both print and digital


Erica received a BA in Mass Communications from the University of Delaware in 2011, where she minored in journalism and art history. She held eight internships during this time at public relations firms and magazines including Cosmopolitan. She has since taken interior design courses at FIT.

About Real Simple

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