Jonathan Greenberg is a new media executive and former investigative journalist. In 1996, Greenberg founded Gist Communications, and acquired a customizable listings technology company called TV1.com. During the next six years, Greenberg raised more than $20 million for Gist, and grew it into the Internet's largest network of TV-related content and personalized listings websites. Greenberg was editor and CEO of www.gist.com, developing a website that won one of the earliest Webby Awards for Best TV site and which Entertainment Weekly dubbed the "Best Online TV Listings." Gist competed successfully with TV Guide Online in the U.S., and deployed applications with major media partners in both France and Germany.
Gist's 70-person staff built and maintained custom TV listings and editorial websites for clients that included Yahoo, AOL, MSN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, USA Today, CNN and Hewlett-Packard. More than four million people registered for Gist's TV listings, and monthly traffic exceeded 2.4 million monthly visitors in 2000.
Greenberg left Gist as CEO in January, 2002, when he was appointed Policy Director for the New York City Council's Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, which was set up after the September 11 attacks. Greenberg worked with small business and resident groups to restructure programs, resulting in the allocation of more than $250 million in assistance to those that needed it most.
While remaining on the Board at Gist Communications, Greenberg next worked as a strategic communications and management consultant for nonprofit organizations including Housing Works' entrepreneurial ventures and Wall Street Rising's business assistance program. In 2005, he joined the New York office of the nation's leading public interest communications firms, Fenton Communications, as vice president. At Fenton, he created and managed advertising campaigns for clients including the "Save Darfur" rallies in Washington and New York. In 2007, Greenberg founded Progressive Source Communications to help non-profit organizations use Web video and microsites communicate directly with their target audiences. Progressive Source's clients included the ACLU, Stonyfield Farm, and the Elders/Virgin Unite.
Greenberg started his media work as a Forbes magazine reporter, where he created the first Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans in 1982. His feature articles have been published in more than two dozen major publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York, Money, Playboy and GQ. He is the author of the biography, "Staking A Claim: Jake Simmons and the Making of an African-American Oil Dynasty," and editor of the business solution anthology, "Buying America Back: Economic Choices for the 1990's." Greenberg received his B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School.
Everette oversees the TV1.com editorial team and manages editorial selections and production. For a decade she served as the editorial director of Gist Communications where she supervised an editorial team of 20, creating content for the Webby-award winning site www.gist.com. Prior to Gist, Everette was editor of America's largest newspaper TV listings magazine, the Daily News Vue. A former editor of Essence magazine, Everette is also the co-author of the book "The African Americans."