• June Cohen

    Co-Founder & CEO, WaitWhat

    June Cohen is the CEO & Cofounder of WaitWhat, a first-of-its-kind content incubator that develops original media properties. Their first media property is the podcast Masters of Scale (www.mastersofscale.com), featuring iconic Silicon Valley entrepreneur/investor Reid Hoffman. Prior to WaitWhat, June spent 11 years heading up media at TED. As employee #5, she built TED’s digital media operations from the ground up. In 2006, she launched TED Talks on the Internet; she and her WaitWhat Co-Founder Deron Triff ultimately built viewership to 1 billion views/listens each year. In 2009, she introduced the TED Open Translation Project, the largest subtitling effort in the world, with 120 languages, 20K translators and 100K translations. She also co-hosted the annual TED Conference with Chris Anderson and co-founded TEDWomen with Pat Mitchell. Under her leadership, TED’s media efforts earned 17 Webbies, 8 iTunes Best Podcast of the Year and a Peabody. Prior to TED, June was VP of Content at HotWired.com, the pioneering website from Wired magazine, which introduced many of the conventions now commonplace on the web. Before that, as a student, she led the Stanford team that developed the world’s first networked multimedia magazine in 1991. June holds a BA from Stanford, where she was Editor in Chief of The Stanford Daily.

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