Who Are We?
Gimlet Media is the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to create a world more full of human connection and understanding. We create and distribute audio journalism and audio entertainment for audiences who crave something special. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. We are a podcast division inside of Spotify.
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Abbie is an Executive Producer and the Head of Gimlet Projects, a creative production team that develops new shows for Spotify Studios. Prior to joining Gimlet, she spent seven years in public radio, first as a podcast and radio producer with WGBH News and later as a producer for the nationally-syndicated NPR show "On Point."
Afeef is an Associate Producer for The Journal at Gimlet. He lived with his 72 year old Dad in Beirut, Lebanon for the last two years covering the country and its ongoing revolution for the Google Podcasts creator program. Before that, he was a Producer at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and used to freelance at CNN too.
Alex is the CEO and cofounder of Gimlet Media. He is an award-winning radio journalist. Prior to Gimlet, he was a producer for This American Life and the co-founder of Planet Money.
This bio is brought to you by Alicia, one of Gimlet’s midroll producers. She previously worked for National Geographic creating branded content for TV and social media. She enjoys exploring NYC neighborhoods and fostering cats with Brooklyn Animal Action.
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Andy is an editor at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet, she edited and produced "The Wilderness" - Crooked Media's series about the Democratic Party. Prior to that, Andy worked as an editor and director in documentary film. She loves lakes, karaoke, presidential libraries and city parks - preferably ones filled with dogs.
Anna is a producer at Reply All. Before coming to Gimlet, she wrote stories for Refinery29 and attended graduate school at Northwestern University.
Anna won Gimlet’s Casting Call competition, hosted a show called So Help Me, and now she’s an associate producer. She is, in no particular order: a morning person, a dog person, and an Eagles fan.
Annette is the supervising producer of Every Little Thing. Previous jobs include waitress, biologist, fact-checker and registered nurse.
Annie Minoff is a senior producer at The Journal. Prior to Gimlet, she co-hosted the science podcast Undiscovered and produced WNYC’s Science Friday and WBEZ’s Sound Opinions. Talk to her about birds.
Bobby is a Senior Audio Engineer/Composer at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet he did music production/composition for various clients, post mixing/sound design for various ad/creative agencies, and toured as a musician.
Caitlin is the VP of Programming at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet, she was one of the founding members of NPR’s Planet Money, where her work on the Planet Money t-shirt project earned her an Emmy, a duPont-Columbia, and a Gerald Loeb award. Prior to that, she worked as a producer at WNYC, WBUR, and NPR’s Bryant Park Project.
Christian is a Systems Technician in the Brooklyn office. He’s the go-to man for all IT needs. When Christian isn’t fixing Gimlet’s tech issues or burping his newborn baby, he’s spending time researching and working on his many DIY projects.
Clara is Gimlet's Production Operations Associate. Previously she has been an editor and project manager at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ten Speed Press, and McSweeney's Publishing.
Collin is the Deputy Head of New Show Development, based in Los Angeles. Before Gimlet, Collin created new and news-y things at WNYC (like Freakonomics Radio and The Takeaway), bestsellers at Audible (like The Making of a Massacre, Sincerely X and Evil Has a Name) and headed up programming at KPCC, one of the largest NPR News stations in the country.
Daniela is Gimlet's Office Operations & Culture Manager. Before Gimlet, she worked at CNN and the Hearst Design Group. She's a big fan of interior design, plants, and her Basset Hound named Lady.
Devon is an editor at Gimlet. Prior to joining Gimlet, she worked as a writer, a producer, a lawyer, a teacher, and—for one lucrative summer—a door-to-door knife salesman.
Elise is a graphic designer at Gimlet. Previously, she worked at an ad agency doing social media for Don Q Rum and Sony. Elise enjoys listening to french music and going to shows.
Emily is a producer for Every Little Thing. She’s covered health and news for NPR and public radio stations in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Alaska - producing everything from news spots to long-form podcasts. Her series for WUWM on gun violence was a Peabody finalist, and received a Third Coast Award.
Emma is the host of an untitled new series, but she’s also a very good listener.
Emma is an audio engineer. Before coming to Gimlet, she was a music producer at the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and an instructor at the Brooklyn Guitar School.
Emmanuel Dzotsi is a producer at Reply All. Before that, he produced and reported stories for WBEZ, This American Life, and Serial.
Flora is the host and managing editor of Every Little Thing. Previously, Flora worked for “Bill Nye Saves the World” on Netflix, The New York Times, and Science Friday.
When Gabby isn't working on Mogul you can find her digging for obscure hip hop samples, baking cookies, or not being funny on Twitter. Before joining Gimlet she worked on WUNC's The State of Things, programmed tools to aid WFAE's investigative reporting, and watched A LOT of basketball at UNC Chapel Hill.
Jamescia is a producer for Gimlet Projects. She does not have a dog but she is still cool! Previously, she freelanced for Spotify as a video producer and before that she worked in production on shows like Project Runway and Food Network specials - and also worked in development thinking of cool things for companies like BET, Bravo, Netflix and more!
Jessica is an associate producer at Reply All. Before joining the team, she worked in book publishing for a little while and attended the Transom Story Workshop.
Jessie Harte is Gimlet's Creative Director. Before joining Gimlet, she worked as the Group Director of Experience Design at Digitas NY. Her dog's name is Charlie.
John White is a producer at Gimlet. Previously he worked at StoryCorps facilitating conversations and producing stories for NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition broadcasts.
Jonathon Roberts is an audio engineer at Gimlet. He is also a composer, dad, and creator of the ComposerDad podcast. He and his kids love music, adventures, and listening to fun facts while they brush their teeth.
Josh is an entrepreneur-turned-podcast host for The Pitch. He currently resides in Sarasota, FL, with his wife Lisa and three kids.
Julie Balefsky is an associate producer in the scripted department at Gimlet. Previously, she worked in scripted television, assisting showrunners and producers on popular TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Ray Donovan.
Justin is the Development Executive for Gimlet Pictures, where he collaborates with writers and other talent to translate podcasts to tv and features. Prior to Gimlet, he was a Creative Executive at Illumination and The Montecito Picture Company. He is based in Los Angeles.
Katelyn is a supervising producer at Gimlet Creative. Prior to joining Gimlet, she worked at The Huffington Post, where she developed the podcast and audio program. Before that, she worked in marketing at Uber.
Kendra Pierre-Louis is a climate reporter with the Gimlet show How to Save a Planet. Previously she was a climate reporter with The New York Times, as well as Popular Science where she wrote about science with a focus on climate change and food. You can often find Kendra on Twitter or achieving dramatic feats like living in France without eating butter. She is in a long-standing feud with mayonnaise and those who insist on its widespread application.
Kerrianne is a producer at Gimlet Projects. Prior to joining the team, she worked on podcasts for Refinery29, Conde Nast, and The Listening Booth.
Laura is a Senior Producer at Gimlet Projects, developing new shows for Spotify. Prior to Gimlet, she produced audio guides at MoMA, docs at BBC World Service, and lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Lauren is a senior producer. Before that, she covered health and technology for NPR, Marketplace and KERA in Dallas. You can also hear her stories on shows like Here & Now, Latino USA, Science Friday and The Pulse. Lauren’s favorite birthday game is the treasure hunt and her preferred party favor is silly putty.
Lydia is an award winning journalist and media executive who currently serves as Head of Content at Gimlet, a podcast studio at Spotify. Prior to that, she served as editor in chief of HuffPost, and worked at the New York Times in several roles that spanned from Associate Masthead Editor, Deputy International Editor, South Africa bureau chief, correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. She grew up in Kenya, Ghana and Minnesota. Today, she resides in New York with her wife, documentary photographer Candace Feit.
Marcus is an engineer and composer at Gimlet. Previously Marcus has written music for This American Life, Showtime’s The Affair and notably he co-scored the documentary film Fathers of Football with The Flaming Lips.
Mathilde is an Associate Producer at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet she was on the producing team of podcasts Criminal and This is Love in Durham, North Carolina. And before that, she dreamed of making podcasts in the US from Paris, France.
Matthew is the Senior Producer of Mogul and We Came to Win. Prior to joining Gimlet, he reported and produced features for the BBC World Service, NPR, and CBC.
Matt is a senior producer at Gimlet Projects. He produces Spotify Original podcasts. He lives in Brooklyn but is a proud member (and the former news director) of North State Public Radio in Chico, California.
Max is a producer at Gimlet Projects. Before joining the team, he worked as a fact checker and reporter, and made some audio at WNYC and WCBS 880. When he’s not at Gimlet, he’s often watching and writing horror movies.
Maxwell Simeon is Gimlet's Business Operations Lead. He is responsible for all business-side operations for Gimlet with particular focus on maximizing the value of Gimlet produced content. He previously worked with various Fortune 500 consumer companies at Boston Consulting Group, and as an investor at B Capital Group.
Meryl is an associate producer at Science Vs. Before coming to Gimlet, she got her PhD in neuroscience at UCSF, where she also led a student-run science podcast.
Michelle is an associate producer at Science Vs. Before osmosing into the audio world, she studied biology — and is also a nerd for pretty graphs, visuals and experiential learning.
Mimi is Executive Producer, Scripted at Gimlet. Before coming to Gimlet she was the Artistic Director of the Labyrinth Theater Company. She also spent many years as a Costume Designer for Theater, TV and Film.
Mitch Hansen is a senior producer at Gimlet. Before he joined the team, he worked at Investigation Discovery and Audible. When he’s not producing content, he spends most of his time untangling his headphones.
Nabeel is an Executive Assistant at Gimlet. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan, and he's a fan of all things writing, comedy and basketball.
Nathan is an audio engineer / composer at Gimlet and works on The Journal. Previously, he worked at The Criterion Collection where he restored film audio. Outside of audio engineering and composing, Nathan likes to spend his time at the climbing gym, running or biking around the park, and diving into a good record or book.
Peter is a Senior Development Producer at Gimlet. He was the creator of the podcast series Tell Me I’m Funny, and is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop.
Peter is an audio engineer and proud Hufflepuff at Gimlet, where he primarily mixes StartUp. Previously, he worked at Vox, where he produced podcasts like The Weeds and mixed audio for Vox videos. You can also find him playing bass and synthesizer in his band, Sunbathers.
Phoebe is a producer for Every Little Thing. She used to produce and report news in Oregon — the greatest state in the union.
Renita is an editor at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet, she worked at NPR for nearly a decade. Her last job there was senior editor for All Things Considered. She did the vampire thing for a few years as an editor for Morning Edition, and worked on NPR's newscast unit. When she's not listening to great stories, she's all about spontaneous dance parties with her daughters.
Rikki is a Producer on The Journal. Before joining Gimlet, she produced podcasts at Pineapple Street Media and worked on the daily news shows at NPR.
Rob is a Producer on The Journal. Previously, he worked on stories at places like NPR and Audubon Magazine. He also used to teach first grade, and especially enjoyed snack time.
Rose is a producer at Science Vs. She got her MS in marine biology researching baby oysters no bigger than a grain of sand. So far, the best question she's posed as a science journalist was: "Have you ever considered putting deodorant on a chimpanzee?"
Rosie is the Supervising Producer of Gimlet Projects, a creative production team that develops new shows for Spotify Studios. Prior to joining Gimlet, she launched "All Of It" on WNYC, and before that, spent years as a producer and editor in television. Rosie is from Maine, and especially loves the beach in winter.
Sarah is a senior producer at The Journal. Before coming to Gimlet, she produced the NPR syndicated show On Point out of WBUR.
Stephanie is a producer for Every Little Thing. She's a multimedia journalist hailing from the Pacific Northwest. Past projects include the award-winning miniseries "Born and Raised," a podcast about children of immigrants, from HuffPost Canada.
Stevie is a Producer at Gimlet Media. She graduated from Bowdoin College, where she studied Political Philosophy and English and co-hosted a radio show. When she's not in the recording studio, she's most likely in the metalworking studio. If you have an hour to kill, ask her about hammers.
Talia Rochmann is a graphic designer at Gimlet. Previously she worked with Kornhaber Brown, Catalystic Studios, and the Overlook Press. She knows far too much about animals.
Tyler is a midroll producer at Gimlet. He previously worked at BuzzFeed, where he specialized in producing sponsored content.
Wendy is the host and executive producer of Science Vs. Previously, she worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she originally created Science Vs.
Willa Rubin is an associate producer at The Journal. Before coming to Gimlet, she worked at The Indicator from Planet Money on NPR. She has an M.A. in journalism from CUNY and is very much a cat person.
Zac is Gimlet's Engineering Lead. Previously he was the Audio Production Lead for Gimlet Creative. Before joining Gimlet he worked in Audio Post Production at Chicago Recording Company.