Welcome to Mediavine

We’re not an ad network. We’re a powerhouse family of websites, ready to take on the world of programmatic advertising. We are about our publishers, and want them to succeed in all aspects of their business. Our mission is to help content creators build sustainable businesses. From SEO tools and tips to make the most of the content you have, to networking opportunities that will help you learn from your peers and devise strategies to grow your traffic, we’ve got your back.

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Our Story

Mediavine has been an Internet publisher since 2004. We own and operate The Hollywood Gossip, TV Fanatic and Food Fanatic, which launched in 2013 and marked a turning point in our relationship with publishers and the advertising industry.

With the inception of Food Fanatic, we learned from our contributors that when it comes to frustrations with the way most ad networks operate, we weren’t alone. We wanted to do better and put control back into the hands of the publishers.

Networks typically treat publishers as if they, and the advertisers, are the only ones with value, dictating how publishers should run their sites, how they should handle advertising, and how they should be paid in a one-sided relationship.

We’re changing that. After pioneering new ad tech strategies allowing our own sites to thrive like never before, a few Food Fanatic contributors asked us if we could do better for them too. From that point forward, Mediavine was born.

Mediavine is privately owned, with no outside investors. We answer to our publishers and our ad partners, making us the most agile company in this space. We’re founded by publishers, owned by publishers, and ready to help you navigate the future of ads as a publisher yourself.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Mediavine is passionate about creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. We strive to be a workplace that reflects the communities we serve, and which empowers everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

our team

In all seriousness (and don’t forget our pets)

  • Alex Johnson, Mediavine

    Alex Johnson 

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Cat dad. Proud owner of a rice cooker. Loves video game music. Once opened for Coolio. Minnesota nice.

  • Alex Roth, Mediavine

    Alex Roth

    Senior Product Manager

    Creating awesome things. Making lives easier. CHANGING THE WORLD. Doing what he loves.

  • Alf Fenton, Mediavine

    Alf Fenton

    Publisher Support Engineer

    I spend my free time tinkering and building with Python, taking walks with my camera, listening to music or 60’s blues, and Jazz vinyls on my record player.

  • Alicia Spears, Mediavine

    Alicia Spears

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Cat and dog mom. I love coffee, books, art and music. Only slightly addicted to Netflix and Hulu.

  • Amber Bracegirdle, Mediavine co-founder

    Amber Bracegirdle


    Baker extraordinaire. Most tagged person in Facebook groups. Founding editor of Food Fanatic.

  • Andrew Talian, Mediavine

    Andrew Talian

    Software Engineer I

    Knows about code and math. Does not care for sleeping.

  • Anthony Zaradich, Mediavine

    Anthony Zaradich

    Publisher Support Engineer

    Father of 3 amazing kids. Husband to an amazing wife. Fan of everything nerdy. Loves video games, music and salsa.

  • Ashland Huckabee, Mediavine

    Ashland Huckabee

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Insomniac. Gamer. Movie Buff. Tattooed. Music Lover. Obsessed with space and dinosaurs. Jack of all trades that is always looking for new adventures.

  • Ben Fruchter

    Ben Fruchter

    Data Technical Lead

    Husband and father of five. Destroyer of coffee. Wrangler of chickens. Designing and building all the things. Very opinionated about colors. Also, very color blind.

  • Brad Hagmann, Mediavine

    Brad Hagmann

    Vice President of Ad Operations

    Most likely in a meeting with an ad partner or publisher. Reads ad policy for fun. Always travels with cheese curds.

  • Brian Nelson, Mediavine

    Brian Nelson

    Director Of Software Engineering

    Naive but noble rube. OG Nodak. Traveler. Writes more code than English sentences.

  • Brittany Mathews, Mediavine

    Brittany Mathews

    Associate QA Engineer

    DIY fanatic. Loves traveling, being outdoors and roller skating. 

  • Carmen Stinson, Mediavine

    Carmen Stinson

    Assistant Publisher Support Manager

    Wino. Queen of charades. Laughs in serious situations. Serial shopper, clothing hoarder.

  • Clarissa Laskey, Mediavine

    Clarissa Laskey

    Marketing Associate 

    Mom + professional wanderluster. Lover of good coffee, cocktails and cheese boards. Only carries on luggage when traveling. 

  • Cristina Reyes, Mediavine

    Cristina Reyes

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Floridian mom of three. Subscription addict. Sometimes called the female MacGyver.

  • Cyd Converse, Food Fanatic

    Cyd Converse

    Supervising Editor of Food Fanatic

    OG blogger. Foodie. Dinner party enthusiast. Old home renovator. Avid boater. Dog lady. Almost always barefoot. Best ever job title: Mom.

  • Cynthia Butler, Mediavine

    Cynthia Butler

    Director of Business Intelligence

    Crazy dog lady. Sports fanatic. Karaoke queen. Voted most likely to get a dance party started.

  • DJ Flores, Mediavine

    DJ Flores

    Senior Publisher Support Engineer, Team Tech Engineer

    Runner of all the roads. Listener of all the music genres. Eater of all the foods.

  • Danielle Speisman, Mediavine

    Danielle Speisman Owens

    Influencer Marketing Associate

    Essential oil expert. Musician. Fan of yoga, organic cooking, and reality TV. Often quietly assessing a brand’s creative marketing needs.

  • Doug Major, Mediavine

    Doug Major

    QA Engineer

    Composer, guitarist, traveler, record collector, coffee snob, snow and ocean rollicker. Producing at the junction of modernism and elegance to craft meaningful work that endures. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  • Elif Uncu, Mediavine

    Elif Uncu

    Project Manager

    World class multi-tasker who loves a good Excel doc. Econ and espresso nerd. Traveler to all the places (eventually). Happiest in the grips of a novel.

  • Eric Hochberger, Mediavine co-founder

    Eric Hochberger


    Coder. Developer of the coolest things. Sometimes mistaken for Bradley Cooper.

  • Eric Nolte, Mediavine

    Eric Nolte

    Software Architect

    Mechanic, brewer, musician, husband and father. He’s also written a few lines of code in his life.

  • Erin Tully, Mediavine

    Erin Tully

    Vice President Programmatic Sales

    Admittedly a programmatic nerd. Maybe (kind of), slightly obsessed with her 3 kids. Lives for summer and pretty much only happy at the beach and/or wearing flip flops. Owner to the dog with the worst smelling breath in America. Kisses him on the lips.

  • Ethan Butler, Mediavine

    Ethan Butler

    Software Technical Lead

    Loud typer. Compulsive mixtape downloader. Has never met a soft pretzel he hasn’t ordered.

  • Farryn Pearson, Mediavine

    Farryn Pearson

    People Operations Support Specialist

    Lover of all things DIY, beauty, health and wellness. Always a voice of reason and great friend.

  • Giancarlo Petrini, Mediavine

    Giancarlo Petrini 

    Software Engineer I

    Husband and father of 2 daughters. Coder and automator. Loves motorcycles only slightly less than family.

  • Hannah Zulueta, Mediavine

    Hannah Zulueta

    Software Engineer

    Homemadecoder. Passionate learner. Loves to eat ramen and anything sweet. Interested in cultures, languages and wants to travel the world.

  • Heather Tullos, Mediavine

    Heather Tullos

    Director of Publisher Support

    Multi-tasker extraordinaire. Rescues all the dogs. Requires copious amounts of coffee and is slightly addicted to podcasts. But seriously though… ALL. the. dogs

  • Jacob Feltner, Mediavine

    Jacob Feltner

    Support Engineering Manager

    Synthwave in his ears. Nachos connoisseur. Terrified of cotton balls.

  • Jamie Lothridge, Mediavine

    Jamie Lothridge

    Influencer Marketing Coordinator

    Addicted to sugar and the Food Network. Most likely to wear leggings to all events. Loves her kid and goat cheese.

  • Jason Rivera, Mediavine

    Jason Rivera

    Publisher Support Engineer

    Coder, gamer, greasy food lover, free thinker.

  • Jaye Nibbs, Mediavine

    Jaye Nibbs

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Leopard print aficionado, wordsmith, rock mom, maximalist — because more is more. 

  • Jenny Guy, Mediavine

    Jenny Guy

    Director of Marketing

    Marketing. Theatre nerd. Fried okra is my jam (breakfast. Trust me.) Okie grown.

  • Jesenia Montanez, Mediavine

    Jesenia Montanez  

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist

    Dope mom. Empanada queen. Music enthusiast. Slightly obsessed with coffee and all things Disney.

  • Jess Green, Mediavine

    Jess Green

    Software Engineer

    Anime nerd, programmer, 3D artist and amateur meteorologist. Enjoys delving into random topics for no particular reason. Loves cats, dogs and most animals.

  • John Foderaro, Mediavine

    John Foderaro

    Software Engineer

    Always exploring new ideas. Loves learning, nature, and building things.

  • John-Michael L'Allier, Mediavine

    John-Michael L’Allier

    Software Engineer I

    Husband and father. World traveler. Reader of books, player of pianos. Loves cheese, coffee, wine and Twizzlers.

  • Jonathan Shilale, Mediavine

    Jonathan Shilale

    Infrastructure Engineer

    Gardener. Bread baker. Amateur mycologist. Vegan foodie. Competitive gamer. Can be found wandering the woods somewhere in New Jersey.

  • Jordan Cauley, Mediavine

    Jordan Cauley

    Director of Product

    Developer. Creator of awesome user experience. Married. Co creator of three humans. Drinker of scotch. Tester of baked goods.

  • Jordan Gilreath, Mediavine

    Jordan Gilreath

    Senior Support Engineer

    Golf addict. Video game enthusiast. Father of four daughters. If it’s nerdy, I’m interested.

  • Julie Sarault, Mediavine

    Julie Sarault

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Bookworm. New recipe enthusiast. Manhattan connoisseur (the drink, not the island!). 8X “Aunt of the Year” Winner as voted on by Letty and MiaLee.

  • Kari Cathey

    Kari Cathey

    Software Engineer

    Tech nerd. Gamer. Happy to spend the whole day coding. Wants to move near the beach for surfing, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins.

  • Karla Greb, Mediavine

    Karla Greb

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Stereotypical Minnesotan. Lives for sunshine, summer time, and whiskey on the rocks. Owner and rescuer of Great Danes. Her dog might weigh more than she does.

  • Kat Donegan, Mediavine

    Kat Donegan

    Senior UI/UX Designer

    Obsessed with design, crafting and dogs. Has a croffice (craft room / office). Ketogenic. Excitable. Neat freak. Bleeds pink and purple. 

  • Keyanna Mayfield, Mediavine

    Keyanna Mayfield

    Senior Publisher Support Engineer

    Coffee and taco junkie. Addicted to Netflix and tech gadgets. Obsessed with backpacks. Wannabe world traveler.

  • Kristi Corrigan, Mediavine

    Kristi Corrigan

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Fueled by coffee. Reality TV junkie. Loves Bloody Marys and yoga pants! Slightly obsessed with planners.

  • Kristie Kovarovic, Mediavine

    Kristie Kovarovic

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist (Optimization Expert)

    Traveler. The one asking to pet your dog. If missing: Check the nearest coffee shop.

  • LIncoln Russell, Mediavine

    Lincoln Russell

    Software Technical Lead

    Developer turned manager turned developer. Liberal arts guy in love with the web and Detroit. Shamelessly kills Mario on 1-1 to play as Luigi.

  • Matthew Howe, Mediavine

    Matthew Howe

    Product Manager

    An Oregonian in Minnesota. Reluctant record collector, sci-fi reader, coffee and beer lover. Frequently hiking, biking or walking the dog.

  • Matt Richenthal, Mediavine co-founder

    Matt Richenthal


    The Editor-in-Chief of TV Fanatic, Matt also oversees content development on The Hollywood Gossip and is in charge of payroll. He has been mistaken on numerous occasions for Eric’s twin, which must mean he also looks like Bradley Cooper.

  • Megan Myers, Mediavine

    Megan Myers

    Events Coordinator

    Drink ticket distributor, swag collector. Magic maker and dreamer of dreams.

  • Micah Woodstock, Mediavine

    Micah Woodstock 

    Publisher Support Specialist (Optimization Expert)

    Foodie and wino. Video game addict. If I’m not listening to music, I’m singing it. Can’t wait to travel the world!

  • Michael Deitcher, Mediavine

    Michael Deitcher

    Software Engineer I

    Maker, tinkerer, video game developer. Father of two wonderful kids. Husband of an amazing wife. Likes to get outdoors and run or bike on trails. 

  • Melicia McGregor, Mediavine

    Milecia McGregor

    Software Engineer I

    Needs candy to live. Confused mechanical engineer. Mixer of random tech concepts. Probably has a dog near by.

  • Miles Elliott, Mediavine

    Miles Elliott

    Software Engineer

    Maker, developer, designer, and artist. Interested in how systems work. Lovable rascal. Eats too many tacos, maybe. Spends time with his fiancée and his pet robot vacuum.

  • Mykol Benning, Mediavine

    Mykol Benning

    Publisher Support Engineer

    Fighting a war against gluten. Lover of books and JavaScript. Avid social-distancer since 1991. Catch me in the quiet nook with a cat on my lap.

  • Nick Ketcham, Mediavine

    Nick Ketcham

    Ad Operations Specialist

    Ad Ops enthusiast. Father of one daughter and one cat. My coffee cup is never empty. Wannabe gardener.

  • Nicole Johnson, Mediavine

    Nicole Johnson

    Vice President of Publisher Support

    Communicates almost entirely by GIF. Loves blogging, conferencing and hard apple cider.

  • Nicole Peery, Mediavine

    Nicole Peery

    Publisher Support Engineer

    Tiny space inhabiter and desert dweller. Bad at social media. Decent at coding. Good at eating tacos.

  • Nicole Ramirez-Delgado, Mediavine

    Nicole Ramirez-Delgado

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Can be found drinking tea and hanging out with pets. Insufferable podcast binger. Secret writer of sci-fi / fantasy 🖖

  • Nowell VanHoesen, Mediavine

    Nowell VanHoesen

    Software Engineer

    Husband, father of 3, grandfather of 3. Developer. WordPress core/meta contributer. Video game, sweets, WordCamp and Starbucks addict. Fan of Wapuu.

  • Palmer Zona, Mediavine

    Palmer Zona Mundt

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Rescue dog mom, pretend artist, and indoor gardener. Patiently waiting for Shrek 5 since 2010.

  • Pete Lekousi, Mediavine

    Pete Lekousi

    QA Engineer

    New England expat living in the PNW. Lover of music, books and quality software.

  • Phil Bohn, Mediavine

    Phil Bohn

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Revenue

    Dad of two, husband to one, friend to all. Futurist programmaticist. Hater of mosquitoes.

  • Rachel Johnson, Mediavine

    Rachel Johnson

    Senior Publisher Support Engineer

    Boxed wine curator. Aspiring cheese mom. Has never said the words “let’s just walk there.”

  • Rachel Pillet, Mediavine

    Rachel Pillet

    Vice President of Programmatic Sales

    Demand believer. Secret nerd. Pasta lover. Hot yoga nut. Always finds the perfect gift for others. Believes in unicorns.

  • Renae Hodgkins, Mediavine

    Renae Hodgkins

    Software Engineering Manager

    Obsessed with building things — from web applications to cosplay to delicious and interesting new cuisine for her family! Video game, anime, tattoo and comic book addict, making the most of life on the beautiful coast of Maine.

  • Rose Siders, Mediavine

    Rose Siders 

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist (Optimization Expert)

    50% New York, 50% Minnesota. Most extroverted introvert. Video game enthusiast. Fluent in sarcasm. Lives for sunshine.

  • Ryan Duer, Mediavine

    Ryan Duer

    Publisher Support Engineer

    Film, sci-fi, fantasy nerd. Love dogs. Sensory parent. Lives on coffee, feeds on lightning. Loves a good checklist and the container store.

  • Ryan Holte, Mediavine

    Ryan Holte

    Software Engineer I

    Hiker, pontoon boat captain, problem solver. Quotes “The Office” and “Seinfeld” daily.

  • Sam Ellis, Mediavine

    Sam Ellis

    Assistant Publisher Support Manager

    Secretly wants to do all of the puzzles on Survivor. Coffee shop and brewery hopper. Cheese boards are my love language.

  • Samantha Seeley, Mediavine

    Samantha Seeley

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Craft beer enthusiast. Photo nerd. Husky mom. Wannabe cyclist. Video gamer.

  • Sara Volk, Mediavine

    Sara Volk

    Virtual Assistant

    Doer of all things and Keeper of the Schedule. Cat mom. Eerily organized. RPG addict. Exceptionally nerdy. Resident Sanrio character expert.

  • Seth Alling, Mediavine

    Seth Alling

    Software Technical Lead

    Developer turned designer turned developer. Father of three. Cheese enthusiast.

  • Seth Bicknell, Mediavine

    Seth Bicknell

    Software Engineer II

    Seth likes Star Trek better than Star Wars and thinks Picard is the best captain. What more could you possibly need to know???

  • Stephanie Steuber, Mediavine

    Stephanie Steuber

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist

    Has a daily laugh quota. Super power is finding typos. Lover of puzzles, crafting, true crime and my dog. A total Pisces.

  • Stephen Marsi, Mediavine co-founder

    Stephen Marsi


    Editor-in-Chief of The Hollywood Gossip. Proficient in SEO, audience development, traffic acquisition and more reality TV shows than he cares to admit at family functions.

  • Stephen Vector, Mediavine

    Stephen Vector

    Software Engineer I

    Library enthusiast. Appreciates a fine pair of socks. Voluntary math problem solver.

  • Stephie Predmore, Mediavine

    Stephie Predmore

    Director of Influencer Marketing

    Food nerd. Bookworm. Crazy cat and dog lady. Loves connecting brands and influencers to make the magic happen.

  • Susannah Brinkley Henry, Mediavine

    Susannah Brinkley Henry

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Font nerd. Cocktail enthusiast. Tuxedo cat mama and plant lady. Black licorice devotée. Instagrams all the things. 

  • TaKenya (Kenya) Hampton, Mediavine

    TaKenya (Kenya) Hampton

    Publisher Support Specialist

    Bag lady. Food lover who thinks the most important (and best) meals are breakfast and dessert. DIY-Her and Jill of all trades. 

  • Thomas Ladd, Mediavine

    Thomas Ladd

    Software Architect

    Christian. Husband and father of two. Reluctant cat dad. Likes running, indoor bouldering and trying to eat vegan.

  • Tiffany Graves, Mediavine

    Tiffany Graves

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist

    Problem solver. Coffee enthusiast. Boy mom. Gets way too excited about assembling IKEA furniture.

  • TQ Evans, Mediavine

    TQ Evans

    Director of People Operations

    The “Employee Whisperer.” Reads legal documents for fun. Exercises exclusively to Trap music + Ted Talks. Hamilton fanatic. Trained birth doula. Has never met a stranger.

  • Trista Jensen, Mediavine

    Trista Jensen

    Lead Launch Engineer

    Nap Junkie. Foodie. Black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Hoarder of office supplies; doesn’t work in an office. Owned by a doofy Great Dane.

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