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Nationality  American
Education  Emory University
Role  Executive
Name  Jim Bankoff
Spouse(s)  Diane Elson (m. 2003)

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Full Name  James Philip Bankoff
Born  December 23, 1969 (age 45) (1969-12-23)
Alma mater  Emory University Wharton School of Business
Occupation  Chairman and CEO of Vox Media
Similar People  Nilay Patel, Joshua Topolsky, Ezra Klein, Markos Moulitsas, Jerome Armstrong

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James Philip Bankoff (December 23, 1969) is an American businessman. He is the chairman and CEO of Vox Media and is also a senior adviser for Providence Equity Partners.


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Early life and education

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Bankoff is the son of Marvin Bankoff and Adrienne Bankoff, and the stepson of Donna Bankoff. He was raised in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey and New York City, New York. Bankoff graduated from Emory University with a BA in International studies. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Bankoff was an executive vice president of programming and products at AOL. At AOL, he helped developed, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music, Netscape and AOL Instant Messenger. He is also known for establishing websites TMZ, Fanhouse, BloggingStocks and Engadget. He was awarded an Emmy Award for his role as Executive Producer of the Live 8 concerts online.

Bankoff joined the online publishing company then named SportsBlogs as CEO in 2009. The company was later renamed Vox Media. In April 2014, Vox Media launched, a general news and news analysis website.

Personal life

On April 26, 2003, Bankoff married Diane Leslie Elson, founder of New York City rug design company Elson & Company at the Wesleyan Methodist Church on Harbour Island in the Bahamas.


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