BuzzFeed has become the hottest name in media thanks in large part to the strategic leadership of President and COO Jon Steinberg. On March 12, Steinberg joins the Paley Media Council in New York for a breakfast conversation to share his insights on viral content, native advertising, and his plans for growth in 2014.
Kelly Evans joined CNBC in February 2012 as an on-air correspondent, reporting across CNBC's business day programming. In May 2013, Evans was named coanchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" and currently serves as interim coanchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell." Previously, Evans was based in London coanchoring CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange." Prior to CNBC, Evans was a reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, penning the influential "Ahead of the Tape" column and writing for "Heard on the Street." She also hosted the daily "News Hub" program on WSJ.com and was a frequent guest on television and radio networks, including CNBC. Evans joined the Journal in 2007 as a reporter covering real estate and economics. Evans graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she was a George Washington Honor Scholar, a four-time scholar-athlete, and inducted into the national leadership society, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Jon Steinberg is the president and chief operating officer of BuzzFeed and is responsible for all business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Steinberg joined BuzzFeed in June 2010 growing the company from 15 employees to 400. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed has grown into a global and profitable social advertising business that works with over half of the top 100 brands. Steinberg was named one of AdAge's "Media Mavens" in 2012 and is a CNBC contributor. Steinberg was previously strategic partner development manager on Google's SMB (Small Medium Business) Partnerships team.
Prior to Google, he was the director of business development at Majestic Research and the founder of iBuilding, a commercial real estate software company backed by Tishman Speyer Properties, Benchmark Capital, and 12 Entrepreneuring. Steinberg is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Paley Center Media Council. He lives with his wife, two little kids, and cat on the Upper East Side.