Gawker Media is the publisher of some of the best loved titles on the web including the eponymous Gawker and gadget sensation Gizmodo. Founded in 2002 by Nick Denton, the influential media group now produces eight original brands with a collective audience of tens of millions of US readers. Attracting fans and critics alike for their inimitable delivery of news, scandal, and entertainment, the Gawker Media properties are heralded as everything from 'deliciously wicked' to 'the biggest blog in the world.'

64,000,000

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Managing Partners

  • John Cook

    Acting Executive Editor
    John Cook is the acting executive editor of Gawker Media. Prior to that, he was the company’s executive editor for investigations, working with staff across Gawker Media’s eight sites to strategize and generate high-impact stories. He has been the editor-in-chief of First Look Media’s The Intercept as well as the editor-in-chief of Gawker.com, where, among other things, he broke the story of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack cocaine use. He has worked as a reporter or editor at Radar Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, Yahoo! News, and Brill’s Content, and is the co-author of Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records.
  • Nick Denton

    Founder & CEO
    Nick Denton is founder of Gawker Media. Before building a media business out of blogs, Nick founded two internet ventures in the late 1990s: Moreover Technologies, the news search provider, acquired by Verisign; and First Tuesday. Nick — who is half-Hungarian — began his media career as a reporter for the Economist and the Financial Times during the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. While the FT's investment banking correspondent he co-wrote All That Glitters, the account of the rogue trader who brought down Barings Bank.
  • Heather Dietrick

    President & General Counsel
    Heather Dietrick is President & General Counsel of Gawker Media and oversees all things legal. Before joining Gawker, Heather worked in-house at a multinational media company, clerked in the Eastern District of New York, and practiced as an intellectual property and media attorney for two of New York’s leading law firms. Heather holds a JD/MBA from the University of Michigan. She is a fast walker and a fierce defender of the First Amendment.
  • Ian Fette

    Chief Technology Officer
    Ian Fette is Gawker Media's CTO, overseeing the engineering organization that keeps the bits and bytes flowing. Prior to joining Gawker, Ian spent eight years at Google, both as a product manager and engineering manager. His experience spans across consumer products like Chrome, to behind-the-scenes work like managing privacy and security on Gmail. Prior to Google, Ian worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense. Ian has degrees in computer science from Michigan and Carnegie Mellon. When not at work, you'll find Ian in a plane - usually in the pilot's seat.
  • Andrew Gorenstein

    President, Advertising & Partnerships
    Andrew Gorenstein is President, Advertising & Partnerships of Gawker Media Group, managing all aspects of revenue generation, including Gawker's Sales, Marketing, Commerce, Ad Operations, and Studio@Gawker teams. He is a seasoned sales executive with over a decade of digital sales and management experience. Prior to joining Gawker, he was Senior Executive Director for the Condé Nast Media Group, overseeing day-to-day digital sales operations.
  • Scott Kidder

    Chief Operating Officer
    Scott Kidder is Chief Operating Officer for leading digital publisher Gawker Media, overseeing global operations, including finance and analysis, legal, people and talent, facilities, special projects, and whatever else he sticks his nose in. One of the company’s first non-editorial hires, Scott has been with Gawker since 2005, and is an avid traveler and a graduate of New York University.
  • Erin Pettigrew

    Chief Strategy Officer
    Erin Pettigrew is Chief Strategy Officer at Gawker Media. Since joining the company in 2005, she has built its key revenue products and grown its core revenue operations teams. Her business development focus includes expanding Gawker Media's revenue breadth with commerce, ad products, content licensing, and international partnerships. Erin is also a former professional dancer and graduate of Yale University.

Studio@Gawker is our own creative shop — producers, writers, designers, strategists, and technologists who invent, inspire, and create original ideas with our brand partners. We transform these original ideas into tangible, authentic experiences from start to finish, production to promotion. Think video series, livecasted shows, social media challenges, events, and beyond – with a uniquely Gawker touch.

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Source: comScore, Key Measures, Multi Platform, November 2013