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Jim Bankoff

Vox Media
Chairman & CEO
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Jim Bankoff (@Bankoff) is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of what has become the fastest-growing digital media company today. Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted, talented voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories that reach audiences of hundreds of millions across all digital platforms.Recently, Bankoff has been named to Adweek’s Power List of the top 100 leaders in media, tech, and marketing, and was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media.


A veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music and Engadget as an EVP at AOL. He co-founded TMZ.com, won an Emmy award for his production of the Live8 Concerts, and oversaw AOL’s industry-leading applications including AIM, ICQ, and Netscape.Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (technology and culture), Vox (general news), SB Nation (sports), Eater (food and dining), Polygon (gaming), Racked (shopping), Curbed (real estate and home), and Recode (technology and business). The company is also a leader in premium quality branded content creation and distribution through its Vox Creative and Concert business units.

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