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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  • 6,500+

    Happy Publishers

  • 180MM

    Mediavine Publisher Social Media Reach

  • 7+ Billion

    Ad Impressions

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mediavine cofounders eric, steve, amber and matt

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.

our team

In all seriousness

  • Eric Hochberger


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

  • 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.

  • Amber Bracegirdle


    Managing editor of Food fanatic. Baker extraordinaire. Most tagged person in Facebook groups.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nicole Johnson

    Vice President of Publisher Support

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

  • Megan Myers, Mediavine

    Megan Myers

    Events Coordinator

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

  • 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

  • Alex Roth

    Senior Software Engineer

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

  • Susannah Brinkley Henry

    Senior Graphic Designer

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

  • Eric Nolte

    Senior Software Engineer (Team Lead)

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

  • Brian Nelson

    Director Of Software Engineering

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

  • Stephie Predmore

    Director of Influencer Marketing

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

  • Jenny Guy

    Director of Marketing

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

  • 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.

  • Carmen Stinson, Mediavine

    Carmen Stinson

    Assistant Publisher Support Manager

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Cauley

    Director of Product

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

  • Seth Alling, Mediavine

    Seth Alling

    Senior Software Engineer (Team Lead)

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

  • Phil Bohn

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Revenue

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ethan Butler

    Senior UI Engineer (Team Lead)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jacob Feltner

    Support Engineering Manager

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

  • John-Michael L’Allier

    Software Engineer

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

  • Seth Bicknell

    Senior Software Engineer

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

  • 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.

  • Kristi Corrigan

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • 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.

  • Kristie Kovarovic, Mediavine

    Kristie Kovarovic

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • Renae Hodgkins

    Senior Software Engineer

    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.

  • DJ Flores

    Senior Publisher Support Engineer, Internal Tech

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

  • 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.

  • Hannah Zulueta, Mediavine

    Hannah Zulueta

    Junior Software Engineer

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

  • Jesenia Montanez  

    Senior Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • TaKenya (Kenya) Hampton

    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. 

  • Alex Johnson

    Alex Johnson 

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • Micah Woodstock

    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!

  • Jordan Gilreath

    Jordan Gilreath

    Senior Support Engineer

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

  • 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.

  • Matthew Howe

    Matthew Howe

    Senior Support Engineer, Assistant QA

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

  • Stephanie Steuber, Mediavine

    Stephanie Steuber

    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.

  • 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. 

  • Giancarlo Petrini, Mediavine

    Giancarlo Petrini 

    DevOps Specialist

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

  • John Foderaro, Mediavine

    John Foderaro

    Software Engineer

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tiffany Graves, Mediavine

    Tiffany Graves

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • 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.

  • Rachel Johnson, Mediavine

    Rachel Johnson

    Publisher Support Engineer

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

  • Clarissa Laskey, Mediavine

    Clarissa Laskey

    Marketing Associate 

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

  • Nowell VanHoesen, Mediavine

    Nowell VanHoesen

    WordPress Engineer

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

  • miles elliott, mediavine

    Miles Elliott

    WordPress 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.

  • Samantha Seeley

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • Palmer Zona Mundt

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • Nicole Peery

    Publisher Support Engineer

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

  • 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.

  • Cristina Reyes

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • 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.

  • Stephen Vector

    Senior UI Engineer

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

  • Melicia McGregor, Mediavine

    Milecia McGregor

    Senior UI Engineer

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jess Green, Mediavine

    Jess Green

    WordPress Engineer

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

  • Ryan Holte, Mediavine

    Ryan Holte

    Senior Software Engineer

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

  • Jason Rivera

    Publisher Support Engineer

    Coder, gamer, greasy food lover, free thinker.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Ladd, Mediavine

    Thomas Ladd

    Senior UI Engineer

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

  • Brittany Mathews, Mediavine

    Brittany Mathews

    Quality Assurance Engineer

    DIY fanatic. Loves traveling, being outdoors and roller skating. Believes you can never have a bad day at the beach. 

  • Jaye Nibbs, Mediavine

    Jaye Nibbs

    Publisher Support Specialist

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

  • 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.

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