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

James Burns

Chief Technology Officer

Felicia D. Smith

Head of People

Ryan McRae

Chief Revenue Officer

Emily Allen

VP, Advertising and Sales Strategy

Justin Klein

VP, Business Affairs

Julie Cerick

VP, Editorial Operations

Markham Nolan

SVP, Audience and Product Development


Slade Sohmer

Editor in Chief

Sarah Scully

Managing Editor

Cristian Rossel

Senior Executive Producer, Development

Abby Collier

Executive Producer, The Stream

Brittany Terrell

Executive Producer, Features

Marshall Eisen

Executive Producer, Podcasts

Asamoah Sarpong

Executive in Charge of Production