About Grit Daily
Grit Daily is the top source for news coverage on brands, fashion, tech, influencers, entrepreneurship, and life.
Based in New York City our team is global and brings with it over 250 years of combined reporting experience.
If you don’t like how we measure that, then sum up the individual reporting experience at our team. You’ll just end up with a higher number, validating ours above.
Now we look reasonable all of a sudden, don’t we?
HOW DID WE START?
Although “conceived” recently, Grit Daily began on a humble egg (no pun intended) and dairy farm where life was basically sh*t and we walked two miles to get to school. At school, we ate Wonderbread bread ends that our classmates left over and didn’t want. On the farm, when the hens grew too old to lay eggs or the roosters proved useless (read: unable to f*ck) or otherwise some adult figure got annoyed at one of them, that bird made its way onto our plates.
At one point the matriarch of that farm threw a nephew, age eight, out of a second story window and developed a stutter. That nephew was Brent Baker, who would go on to pen And That’s The Way It Isn’t, a run away 1980s bestseller.
Not too much later, Grit Daily’s executive editor, Jordan French, found himself entangled in a lawsuit to get returned to him a good sum of money stolen by a pair of unruly business partners. The ordeal was so traumatizing and entertaining that he, too, wrote a book about it: The Gritty Entrepreneur. It would seem that a literary aptitude ran through the blood line. He won, by public account, in that lawsuit providing some cushion for Grit Daily. And in that deal, though, he wasn’t allowed to publish the book. It was too damning.
Born from The Gritty Entrepreneur is Grit Daily, which embodies — and covers — the constant change of our times. Dominated by brands, Grit Daily covers how brands make and shape the international landscape and make every effort to influence our decisions and shape the world around us. Just like those bread ends and unruly business partners, some brands become monopolies and get us to fall in love with them; in other cases the people behind them are filled to the brim with controversy and scandal. Yes, sometimes brands commit crimes and even steal.
As for love we’ve learned a thing or two in our combined 250+ combined years of reporting. We lead with love. And we want you to fall in love with us, too.
Grit Daily’s Team
Editors & Staff:
An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur.
Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer.
Based in New York, she covers fashion, luxury, business, tech news and events.
Jeremy Ryan Slate
He is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Show, which studies world-class performers.
He is an internet rock star in front-end web development, user experience/interface, digital marketing.
He is a journalist, author, and speaker on AI, AR/VR, blockchain, and other emerging technology industries, and is the Analyst-at-large VentureBeat.
West Coast Editor
He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in four different countries.
Editor at Large
She covers tech, challenger brands, and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.
Based in New York, she events, social media news, apps, and New York brands.
He hangs out in NorCal, where he smokes cigars, keeps snakes as pets, and writes about true crime, music, pop culture, tech, and business.
He runs Grit Daily’s social media. You’ll catch him watching dog videos.
Columnists & Contributors:
He is an entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host. He is the Founder and President of NowSourcing and has been featured in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times.
He has been going to CES in Las Vegas consecutively for the past seven years since the age of 21 and is an avid attendee of events nationwide.
He is a New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old.
Based in Tampa, he covers breaking news on tech brands and especially transportation.
She spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back.
She enjoys sharing hot, trending news stories with her readers.
sandra ponce de leon
She is a veteran start-up executive who has launched and supported companies through several successful exits.
Based in Tampa, he covers digitally native brands.