His accomplishments have earned him wide recognition, most notably the first Emmy ever awarded to a webcast, for his role as Executive Producer of the Live 8 concerts online. Immediately prior to joining SB Nation (Vox Media's predecessor), Jim served as a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, the largest private equity firm focused on media and communications. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Emory University.
Specialties: Online content, online video, internet advertising, internet platforms, professional blogging, business development, product marketing, business planning, mergers and acquisitions.
O'Brien co-anchored CNN's American Morning from 2003 to 2007, and was the anchor of CNN's morning news program Starting Point from 2012 to 2013. In 2013, O'Brien became special correspondent on the Al Jazeera America news program, America Tonight, and until 2015 was a correspondent on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
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In his tenth year as Vox Media’s visionary, Chairman & CEO Jim Bankoff sits down with Soledad O’Brien, the award-winning journalist and the founder of Starfish Media Group, for a conversation on what’s next for the media and entertainment industries they have helped to shape.
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