The Recount

The Recount

TV news is broken. Too much blather, bad faith, and BS.

At The Recount, we’re reinventing video journalism for the platforms reshaping the news: streaming and social media. We cut through noise, rejecting stale narratives and calling out big lies. Never wasting your time or insulting your intelligence. Driving dialogue instead of mindless division. Featuring voices that challenge your perspective. In an era of information overload, alternative facts, and rampant conspiracy theories, it’s never been more vital to illuminate what matters most: the truth.

We started by covering politics, because our highest calling is to hold powerful interests to account. Now we’re training our sights on the corridors of power in technology, business, and culture.

Because from Washington to Wall Street and from Hollywood to Silicon Valley, The Recount understands that Everything Is Politics.

Executive Team

John Heilemann

Co-Founder and Executive Editor

John Battelle

Co-Founder and CEO

Keisha Taylor

SVP, Marketing and Communications

Ryan Kadro

Chief Content Officer

James Burns

Chief Technology Officer

Felicia D. Smith

Head of People

Emily Allen

VP, Advertising and Sales Strategy

Justin Klein

VP, Business Affairs

Julie Cerick

VP, Editorial Operations


Nomi Leidner

Executive Vice President, Development

Slade Sohmer

Editor in Chief

Sarah Scully

Supervising Producer

Cristian Rossel

Senior Executive Producer

Abby Collier

Senior Producer, Live News

Brittany Terrell

Senior Producer, Content Strategy and Development

Brennan Murphy

Senior Digital Producer

Gui Brito

Production Director

Marlon Brown

Art Director