CNBC expands Make It team, hires Kim as tech reporter
Jay Yarow, senior vice president and executive editor of CNBC Digital, sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
Congratulations to everyone on another fantastic month.
The first set of numbers are in for July, and it was the second best month ever in the history of CNBC digital thanks to a strong finish. It was the tenth straight month of double digit growth. We’re still waiting for full video data, but the early indication looks good. We had strong double digit growth on a year-over-year basis, with some partner platforms having triple digit growth.
Make It posted another record, marking the 8th consecutive month of record-breaking growth. This month was the best by almost a million, which is very impressive. Well done to the entire Make It team!
Outside of Make It, technology, finance, and real estate all had their second best months ever, which helped fuel our growth.
Our success is happening because we are focused on our viewers, and we are telling great stories.
I am also pleased to announce some recent additions to the team.
Jenna Goudreau continues to bulk up the Make It team with a few hires at 1221.
• Shawn M. Carter joins as a Make It writer, covering money topics and reporting to Ester Bloom. Previously, he was the managing editor of healthcare publication O&P News, where he was one of 86 national winners of the APEX Grand Award for his reporting on the Affordable Care Act. He graduated from Temple University, with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
• Richard Washington is already a familiar face on the Make It team by way of the CNBC News Associate program and has been hired as an associate producer on the Make It video team, reporting to Brandon Ancil. While in the News Associate program, he worked with the Make It, breaking news desk and “Worldwide Exchange” teams. Before CNBC, Richard worked for KNBC in Los Angeles and held financial analyst positions at First Republic Bank and Wells Fargo. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from The University of Southern California.
• Nate Skid joins Make It’s video team as a senior producer, leading video projects and organizing shoots, reporting to Brandon Ancil. Previously, he worked as a video production manager at AdAge and a multimedia editor at Crain’s Detroit Business. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
And, we are continuing to bolster our Tech coverage. Jeniece Pettitt is ramping up our video efforts in San Francisco with two new hires.
• Magdalena Petrova joins as an associate producer. Prior to joining the team, she was a video correspondent for IDG News Service as well as an associate producer for WBAL in Baltimore. Magdalena is no stranger to CNBC as she served as a “Mad Money” intern in 2015. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from NYU.
• Andrew Evers joins as an associate producer. Most recently, Andrew served as Senior Creative Director for TechnoBuffalo where he oversaw all video content creation. He also held previous positions at PCH Films and Blizzard Entertainment. Andrew graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production.
Additionally, Matt Rosoff has hired Eugene Kim as a technology reporter based in San Francisco. Most recently, he worked at The Information covering Amazon and enterprise tech. Prior to that, he was at Business Insider where he broke news on Amazon, Dropbox, and other companies. Eugene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from NYU and received a master’s degree in Journalism, Business and Economics from Columbia University.
I’d also like to congratulate Jeniece Pettitt, who has been promoted Senior Producer, managing our San Francisco video team and Seth Harris, who has been promoted to Senior Director of Partnerships.
Please join me in welcoming Shawn, Richard, Nate, Magdalena, Andrew and Eugene to CNBC Digital and congratulating Jeniece and Seth on their promotions.