Our Team


Nicholas White
Editor-in-Chief and CEO

Austin Powell
Managing Editor

Cooper Fleishman
News Editor

Molly McHugh
Tech Editor

Kevin Morris
Esports Editor

James Cook
Contributing Editor

Monica Riese
Entertainment Editor

Sarah Weber
Geek Editor

Andrew Couts
Politics Editor

Audra Schroeder
Weekend Editor, Entertainment Reporter

Fernando Alfonso III
Staff Writer, Lead Illustrator, Comics Editor

Kevin Collier
Senior Internet Freedom Reporter

Aja Romano
Staff Writer

Miles Klee
Staff Writer

Patrick Howell O'Neill
Staff Writer

EJ Dickson
Staff Writer

Jason Reed

Contributing Writers

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Tim Sampson, Mike Fenn, Michelle Jaworski, Chase Hoffberger, Aaron Sankin, Lisa Granshaw, Brendan O'Connor, Ferguson Mitchell, Dell Cameron, L. Rhodes, Ben Branstetter, Ned Donovan, Greg Stevens, Tom Harrington, Rob Price, Nimrod Kamer, Lewis Parker, Ramon Ramirez, Andrew Groen, Fran Berkman, Carly Lanning, Cody Conners, Jared Wynne, Imad Khan, Marissa Fessenden, Rebecca Hiscott, Elizabeth Robinson

Business & Marketing

Carla Cook
Director of Communications

Allyson Holley
Community Manager and Marketing Associate

Josh Jones-Dilworth
Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Mohundro
Chief Operating Officer

George Lanzaro
VP of Revenue

Lola Bakare
Director of Brand Marketing

Mike Waller
Online Traffic Acquisition Manager

Aaron Starr
Sales Development Representative

Sarah Sultan
Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Evan Weiss
Social Media Editor

Logan Youree
Community Manager


Zach Richardson
Chief Technology Officer

Jason Novinger
Software Engineer

Grant Robertson
Software and Data Engineer

Walter Coots
Lead Designer / Front End Developer

Theresa Garritano
Designer / Front End Developer

Founding Team Bios

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

Nicholas White, Co-founder 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, Co-founder 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, Co-founder and Director: Josh is a seasoned marketer, having launched over 100 startups in his career, and is an advisor for many startups and CEOs alike. He is also the Founder and CEO of Jones-Dilworth, Inc, a PR and marketing firm specializing in early stage technology startups and defining new markets. He has jumped into every body of water he has ever encountered.

Follow Josh at twitter.com/joshdilworth, facebook.com/joshjonesdilworth and http://joshdilworth.com.

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
  • Jacob Mullins, Senior Associate, Shasta Ventures
  • Allen Morgan, Managing Director New Ventures, Idealab
  • Allen Weiner, VP & Research Director, Gartner
  • Troy Williams, VP & General Manager, Macmillan New Ventures