Jon Bois

Creative Director, SB Nation
Bio coming soon!

Aliya S. King

Contributing Editor - BET
Aliya S. King is a freelance writer and author. Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Aliya has held editorial positions at Billboard and The Source. As a freelance writer, her profiles, news stories and features have appeared in Nylon, Vibe, CMJ:New Music Monthly, Upscale, King, The Source, Ms, Us Weekly, Teen People, America, Essence, Black Enterprise and others.
Aliya's story, "Love And Unhappiness," (published in Vibe), about the mysterious 1974 death that took place in the home of soul singer Al Green won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for magazine writing in 2005.
As an author, Aliya has enjoyed further success. In 2007, Aliya co-authored the New York Times bestseller, Keep The Faith, with Platinum recording artist Faith Evans.
She also co-authored Original Gangster with Frank Lucas, on whom the film American Gangster was based. She wrote and published her first novel, PLATINUM, released by Simon and Schuster in July, 2010. And her latest novel, DIAMOND LIFE, was released by Simon and Schuster in February of 2012.

Andrew Hare

Frank N. Magid Associates

Andrew Hare is one of Magid’s leading quantitative research analysts. He focuses on key traditional and digital media topics across the television, online, gaming, social, and mobile landscape.


Andrew is known for his keen ability to provide actionable strategic recommendations from advanced statistical data based on his robust perspective on major media topics, and his understanding of clients’ business objectives. Andrew has worked extensively in the over-the-top paid subscription video world, helping clients create go-to-market strategies and implement business plans around paid video content. Andrew also develops Magid’s largest proprietary studies on cross-platform media trends and smartphone/tablet behaviors.


Andrew works with clients including NBC Universal, Turner, Comcast, GoPro, The Weather Company, Google, Zynga, The CMA, CBC and more.


Andrew has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. In addition, recently Andrew has blogged for Georgetown University, tutored for writing non-profit 826NYC, and worked with La Mama Theatre.

Brian Jacobs

Editor, Graphics
National Geographic

Brian Jacobs is a Senior Graphics Editor who creates interactive maps and graphics for National Geographic. A mix of design and code, Brian uses open source visualization and data processing tools to envision and develop custom editorial experiences across platforms. He was previously a Knight-Mozilla fellow at ProPublica, where he worked on "Losing Ground", an interactive story about the slow-motion environmental catastrophe taking place in southeast Louisiana.

Victoria Jaggard

Editor, Science
National Geographic

Victoria Jaggard is an award-winning journalist who currently serves as the senior science editor for National Geographic, with a special focus on astronomy and paleontology.


Before joining Nat Geo, Jaggard was the web science editor for Smithsonian magazine, where she oversaw special projects about the Anthropocene and planetary sciences. She has also served as physical sciences news editor for New Scientist magazine and as a reporter for Chemical & Engineering News. During her career, Jaggard has chased tornadoes in the Midwest, witnessed the last space shuttle launch, and dug up fossils in Wyoming. She is a member of DCSWA and NASW, and she received a degree in science writing/journalism from Lehigh University. 


When she’s not geeking out over space and dinosaurs, Jaggard can be found playing video games, watching anime, or singing in the nearest karaoke bar. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Wolfe

Sr. Digital Director, and
Amanda is the Senior Digital Director for and She develops and executes digital strategy for the Shape and Fitness brands, and manages the digital editorial team. She also has a deep background in editing, writing, and using social media and video to connect with audiences.
Amanda was previously the Senior Digital Director at and a Senior Editor at Ladies’ Home Journal. Under her leadership, Shape's #LoveMyShape campaign won a min Best of the Web award, and LHJ’s beauty blog, Gloss Daily, was named Best Blog at the 2013 min Editorial & Design Awards.
Before joining the LHJ team, Amanda held several roles at Parents and including Media Editor, Associate Editor, and Assistant Producer.
Amanda has appeared on the Today show, Today in New York, Cheddar, and The Better Show. She regularly presents at conferences, webinars and panels like the Folio: Show, min’s Social Media Bootcamp, and SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism conference. In 2015, Amanda was named one of AdWeek’s 15 young innovators in publishing, and she has also commented on digital and social strategy in AdWeek, Media Shepherd, and more.

Alyssa Zeisler

Engagement Strategist
Financial Times
Alyssa connects data to the FT's journalism. She leads and manages multidisciplinary teams in creating audience strategies and developing new editorial products, formats and distribution methods to grow reach and engagement. At the Financial Times, she was a founding member of both the audience engagement (editorial) and community (commercial) teams, instilling an audience-first approach into the FT's culture and operations. She holds a M.Sc. in Management from London Business School and a B.A. in Psychology and Economics from McGill University.