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:

Jordan French

Jordan French

Executive Editor

An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur.  

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Andrew Rossow

Andrew Rossow

Managing Editor

He is a millennial attorney, law professor, entrepreneur, writer, and speaker on privacy, cybersecurity, A.I., AR/VR, blockchain, and digital monies.  

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Yelena Mandenberg

Yelena Mandenberg

Ideas Editor

Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer.

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Danielle Spoleti

Danielle Spoleti

Staff Writer

Based in New York, she covers fashion, luxury, business, tech news and events. 

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Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Ryan Slate

Contributing Editor

He is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Show, which studies world-class performers.

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Brian Garcia

Brian Garcia

Technology Director

He is an internet rock star in front-end web development, user experience/interface, digital marketing.

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Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers

Managing Editor

He is a journalist, author, and speaker on AI, AR/VR, blockchain, and other emerging technology industries, and is the Analyst-at-large VentureBeat. 

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Noah Staum

Noah Staum

West Coast Editor

He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in four different countries. 

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Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs

Editor at Large

She covers tech, challenger brands, and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

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Kori Williams

Kori Williams

Staff Writer

Based in New York, she events, social media news, apps, and New York brands. 

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randy radic

randy radic

Contributing Editor

He hangs out in NorCal, where he smokes cigars, keeps snakes as pets, and writes about true crime, music, pop culture, tech, and business.

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Jeremiah Boehner

Jeremiah Boehner

Marketing Director

He runs Grit Daily’s social media. You’ll catch him watching dog videos.

Columnists & Contributors:

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Columnist

ColumnHe 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..

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Peter salib

Peter salib

Columnist

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.

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Joel Comm

Joel Comm

Columnist

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.

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Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez

Columnist

Based in Tampa, he covers breaking news on tech brands and especially transportation.

Loralyn Mears

Loralyn Mears

Columnist

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.

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Holly Chavez

Holly Chavez

Columnist

She enjoys sharing hot, trending news stories with her readers. 

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sandra ponce de leon

sandra ponce de leon

Columnist

She is a veteran start-up executive who has launched and supported companies through several successful exits.

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Jeremy Knauff

Jeremy Knauff

Columnist

Based in Tampa, he covers digitally native brands.