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.'


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  • Nick Denton

    Founder & Publisher
    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.
  • Andrew Gorenstein

    Chief Revenue Officer
    Andrew Gorenstein is the Chief Revenue Officer 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.
  • Tom Plunkett

    Chief Technology Officer
    Thomas Plunkett is Gawker Media's Chief Technology Officer, overseeing Technology and leading Product development. Prior to joining Gawker Media in 2005, Thomas was CTO of Bolt Media, one of the first social networking sites, and spent several years in academia, co-founding sites focused on education and content in the fields of Archaeology and Anthropology. More recently he is the co-founder of SuperGlued, a social music event platform, and in the recent past co-founded a video management and sharing web site. He attended the University of Connecticut where he earned his Masters in Anthropology. When not working you will find him cycling and kayaking around and near New York City.
  • Michael Kuntz

    VP, Advertising Sales
    Michael Kuntz is vice president of advertising at Gawker Media, responsible for leading the company's national sales efforts. He is a veteran of the digital media space, and has held several sales leadership roles within the premium publishing world. Before joining Gawker Media, Michael most recently served as publisher & chief revenue officer of Popular Mechanics, and prior to that, oversaw corporate digital sales and business development at Rodale. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
  • Erin Pettigrew

    VP, Business Development
    Erin Pettigrew is Vice President, Business Development 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.
  • Joel Johnson

    VP, Editorial
    Joel Johnson is the Editorial Director of Gawker Media, overseeing the company’s internal editorial properties, as well as expansion of Kinja, its publishing platform. Joel is an accomplished journalist and editor who began his writing career over a decade ago at Gawker Media, having been instrumental in the development of Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, and The Consumerist. He has written for magazines such as WIRED, GQ, Popular Mechanics, and Playboy, as well as providing digital strategy development for media and advertising brands such as Condé Nast and Mother New York. He is an enthusiastic (if poor) motorcyclist, reader, and dungeon master.
  • Scott Kidder

    VP, Operations
    Scott Kidder is the Vice President of Operations 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.
  • James Del

    Executive Director, Studio@Gawker
    James Del is the Executive Director of Gawker Media's in-house creative and events department, Studio@Gawker. As a lifelong believer in oversharing on the web, in 2008 he joined Gawker Media Group as employee #2 in Advertising Operations. From there he made the transition to sales & marketing and eventually worked his way up to Advertising Director, overseeing all of Gawker Media's most notable advertising partnerships and creative executions. Prior to Gawker, James consulted a variety of digital marketing agencies, including Mr Youth, Mekanism, Kadium and The Intelligence Group. He graduated from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and once dressed up as a lion on MTV's TRL, but never mind that.
  • Heather Dietrick

    General Counsel
    Heather Dietrick is 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.

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