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Nicholas White
Editor-in-Chief and CEO


Austin Powell
Managing Editor


Josh Rubin
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video


Matt Silverman
Director of Audience Engagement


Jesse Hicks
Kernel Editor


Fernando Alfonso III
Art Director


Taylor Hatmaker
Tech Editor


Kevin Morris
Esports Editor


Monica Riese
Entertainment Editor


Sarah Weber
Geek Editor


Nico Lang
Opinion Editor


Andrew Couts
Politics Editor


Miles Klee
LOL Editor


Audra Schroeder
Weekend Editor, Entertainment Reporter


Ramon Ramirez
Evening Editor


Eric Geller
Deputy Morning Editor


Derrick Clifton
Deputy Opinion Editor


Evan Weiss
Social Media Editor


Kevin Collier
Senior Politics Reporter


Patrick Howell O'Neill
Senior Writer


Aja Romano
Staff Writer


Dennis Scimeca
Staff Writer


Samuel Lingle
Esports Staff Reporter


Rae Votta
YouTube Staff Reporter


Aaron Sankin
Staff Writer


Michelle Jaworski
Staff Writer


Selena Larson
Staff Writer


Richard Lewis
Contributing Writer


Jared Wynne
Staff Writer


Dylan Love
Staff Writer


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Staff Writer


Mike Wehner
Staff Writer


Marisa Kabas
Staff Writer


Gabe Bergado
Staff Writer


Jason Reed
Illustrator


Angela Lashbrook
Assistant Social Media Editor


Greg Seals
Social Producer


Ian Barker
Video Producer


Mary Emily O'Hara
LGBT Writer


Melanie Price
Assistant Syndication Editor


Efren Salinas
Senior Producer - Video


Aly Keves
Realtime Social Editor



Contributing Writers

Samantha Allen, Ikenna Anyoku, Ben Branstetter, Dell Cameron, Olivia Cole, Kate Conger, Patrick deHahn, Ned Donovan, Mike Fenn, Lisa Granshaw, Tom Harrington, Nimrod Kamer, Joey Keeton, Imad Khan, Carly Lanning, Callum Leslie, Dan Marcus, Dominick Mayer, Ferguson Mitchell, Miri Mogilevsky, Peter Nowak, Chris Osterndorf, Simon Owens, Nayomi Reghay, Matt Rosza, Elizabeth Robinson, Tim Sampson, Jaya Saxena, S.E. Smith, Greg Stevens, Myles Tanzer, Anthony Tao, Lindy West




Business & Marketing


Robert Mohundro
Chief Operating Officer


Tiffany M. Bennett
HR Analyst


Mike Waller
Online Traffic Acquisition Manager


Logan Youree
Business Intelligence and Operations Manager


Melanie Lessen
Executive Assistant to CEO


Michael Cascio
Chief Revenue Officer


David Flynn
General Manager of Agency


Mike Foley
Director of Programmatic Sales


Zackary Krantz
Account Executive


Andrew Schlenger
Brand Strategist


Nick McBurney
Art Director





Engineering


Zach Richardson
Chief Technology Officer


Jason Novinger
Software Engineer


Grant Robertson
Software and Data Engineer


Mike Dunn
Senior Software Engineer


Aaron Starr
Junior Web Developer




Founding Team Bios


The Daily Dot was founded in September of 2010 by CEO Nicholas White and his cofounders, Nova Spivack & Josh Jones-Dilworth.


Nicholas White, Cofounder and CEO: Nick is a sixth-generation journalist and it is figuratively true that he has ink running in his veins. A lover of newsrooms everywhere, Nick was formerly with Sandusky Newspapers, where he was most recently vice president of audience for its Midwest division. He still sits on Sandusky’s board of directors. He has two dogs, Hunter and Oscar, named for Hunter S. Thompson and Thompson’s attorney, Oscar Acosta.

Follow Nick at twitter.com/desertbunny, facebook.com/desertbunny and http://weblog.nicholaswhite.me.


Nova Spivack, Cofounder and Director: Nova is a serial entrepreneur and Internet visionary. He has started and sold several companies, is an active angel investor and startup advisor and runs a highly regarded venture incubator. He is widely published and regularly speaks on the future of search, social media and the Web. He's been to space, too.

Follow Nova at twitter.com/novaspivack, facebook.com/novaspivack and http://www.novaspivack.com/.


Josh Jones-Dilworth, Cofounder and Director:Josh has jumped into every body of water he has ever encountered. He founded Jones-Dilworth, Inc. (JDI) in June of 2009 and currently serves as CEO. JDI is a boutique consultancy that brings emerging technologies and new ventures like The Daily Dot to market. Josh is an advisor to over a dozen companies, and an active angel investor. He is a frequent teacher, speaker and guest writer on marketing, with a particular emphasis on "brains, bots and bodies." Previously, Josh spent 5 years at top global agency Porter Novelli, specializing in digital strategy. Josh also went to NYU film school and was a producer of narrative films. In 2002, he and Nicholas White cofounded Eighty-Watt Cinema, a New-York based production company, their first venture together. Josh blogs at http://joshdilworth.com. You should follow him at twitter.com/joshdilworth

We are a team that combines dedicated Web and new media innovators with traditional newsroom experience and expertise. We are committed to the best practices of hyperlocal and community journalism, reinforced by new standards of data-assisted storytelling, social distribution, and iterative reporting.

We are also most definitely hiring. If you love and live Web communities, whether you’re a professional journalist or an enthusiast, we want to hear from you: jobs@dailydot.com.

Advisory Board

  • Higinio Maycotte, CEO, Umbel, Founder and Lead, Armstrong News Platform, Board of Directors, Texas Tribune
  • Jacob Mullins, CEO at ExitRound
  • Allen Morgan, Managing Director New Ventures, Idealab
  • Troy Williams, President of Macmillan New Ventures