Professional BIOGRAPHY

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Andrew Golis is an award-winning publisher, editor, and entrepreneur. 

He is the General Manager of the pioneering explanatory news brand Vox. As GM, Golis oversees Vox’s thriving businesses in text, video, and audio journalism. He's also the Vice President of Network Development for Vox's innovative parent company Vox Media. In that role, he supports a team setting and supporting business strategy across Vox Media's networks (Curbed, Eater, Polygon, Recode, SB NationThe Verge).

Golis has been a featured speaker at The Columbia Journalism School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, The Paley Center for Media, The New York Ideas Festival, Tribeca Interactive, The New York Times/BBC Social Media Summit, and more. In 2015, he was a judge for the Tribeca Film Festival's prestigious interactive film award. Back when he was under 30, Forbes put Golis on its list of 30 people under 30 to watch in media.

Prior to joining Vox, Golis was the CEO and founder of the link-sharing service This. The platform helped audiences find the best of the web by limiting curators and publishers to sharing just 1 link each day. BuzzFeed put This. on its list of favorite tech things of 2015. Pando called it "the Facebook alternative that actually makes sense." The New York Times wrote about how people were "clamoring" to join.

This. was incubated at The Atlantic, where Golis was the historic magazine's first Entrepreneur in Residence. In that role, in addition to building the prototype for This., Golis advised the company's owner and executives on mobile, video and social media strategy.

Prior to The Atlantic, Golis served as the Director of Digital Media and a Senior Editor at FRONTLINE, PBS's flagship investigative documentary series. During his tenure overseeing digital editorial, strategy and product for the series, FRONTLINE won 3 Online Journalism Awards, a half dozen Webby honors, 2 Emmy nominations for digital storytelling and an Overseas Press Club Award for digital innovation.

Prior to FRONTLINE, Golis built a network of blogs at Yahoo! News that The New York Observer called one of the Biggest Media Launches of 2010 and helped to scale up the award-winning independent political site TalkingPointsMemo, which Time Magazine called "the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future."

Golis graduated with Honors from Harvard College, where he studied American political history. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, feminist author and activist Jessica Valenti, their daughter, and two dogs.