Our Team


Nicholas White
Editor-in-Chief and CEO

Austin Powell
Managing Editor

Josh Rubin
Executive Producer & Managing Director, Video

Matt Silverman
Director of Audience Engagement

Fernando Alfonso III
Art Director

Cooper Fleishman
New York City Bureau Chief

Molly McHugh
Tech Editor

Kevin Morris
Esports Editor

Monica Riese
Entertainment Editor

Sarah Weber
Geek Editor

Nico Lang
Opinion Editor

Andrew Couts
Politics Editor

EJ Dickson
Lifestyle Editor

Audra Schroeder
Weekend Editor, Entertainment Reporter

Allen Weiner
Editor-at-Large, Senior Strategist

Ramon Ramirez
Evening Editor

Eric Geller
Deputy Morning Editor

Evan Weiss
Social Media Editor

Kevin Collier
Senior Politics Reporter

Taylor Hatmaker
Senior Tech Reporter

Patrick Howell O'Neill
Senior Writer

Aja Romano
Staff Writer

Miles Klee
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
Contributing Writer

Mike Wehner
Staff Writer

Angela Lashbrook
Assistant Social Media Editor

Jason Reed

Contributing Writers

Samantha Allen, Ikenna Anyoku, Ian Barker, Ben Branstetter, Dell Cameron, Derrick Clifton, Olivia Cole, Kate Conger, Patrick deHahn, Ned Donovan, Mike Fenn, Lisa Granshaw, Tom Harrington, Marisa Kabas, 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, Greg Seals, S.E. Smith, Greg Stevens, Myles Tanzer, Anthony Tao, Lindy West

Business & Marketing

Robert Mohundro
Chief Operating Officer

Maureen McAlpine
Vice President of Ad Operations

Deirdre Lugo
Ad Operations and Account Management Specialist

Nicole Pirc
Financial Controller

Tiffany M. Bennett
HR Analyst

Lola Bakare
Director of Brand Marketing

Mike Waller
Online Traffic Acquisition Manager

Aaron Starr

Sarah Sultan
Market Insights & Communications Analyst

Logan Youree
Business Intelligence and Operations Manager

Melanie Lessen
Executive Assistant to CEO

Michael Cascio
Chief Revenue Officer

David Flynn
General Manager of Agency

Lulu Tran
Director of Sales Operations

Michael Smayo
Sales Director

Gina Johnson
Sales Director

Mattie Reyes
Sales Director

Thomas Rudd
Sales Director

Holly Lanahan
Sales Director


Zach Richardson
Chief Technology Officer

Jason Novinger
Software Engineer

Grant Robertson
Software and Data Engineer

Mike Dunn
Senior Software Engineer

Walter Coots
Art Director

Ed Temple
Lead Designer

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