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Kinsey Wilson

Leading Digital News Executive, Founder and Head of Newspack at Automattic

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Kinsey Wilson Biography

Kinsey Wilson is a leading digital news executive. He has held top editorial and business positions at The New York Times, NPR and USA TODAY and played a key role in the digital transformation of their businesses. He is currently an executive with Automattic Inc., where for two years he served as President of WordPress.com, the company’s flagship commercial product, whose namesake powers over a third of the web. In February he handed responsibility for the business back to the founder to devote more time to Newspack, a grant-funded technology initiative he developed to help small and medium-sized news organizations find a path to financial sustainability. To date, nearly 50 news sites have launched on the platform and more than 100 have signed on.

At The Times, Wilson held dual masthead titles as Editor for Innovation and Strategy and Executive Vice President for Product and Technology. A member of the company’s executive committee, he led a team of more than 900 technologists, designers, product managers and editors responsible for guiding the company’s digital strategy and creating products that give expression to New York Times journalism, including its pioneering podcast, The Daily. Widely heralded for the excellence of its digital report, The Times saw its online audience grow to 100 million monthly unique users and more than 3.5 million paying digital subscribers during his tenure.

Wilson joined The Times in February 2015 after six years in senior leadership positions at NPR. As EVP and Chief Content Officer he oversaw NPR’s worldwide news gathering, programming and digital operations. Under his leadership, NPR became known as a leading digital innovator, pioneering new forms of listening including NPR One, a popular one-touch digital listening platform. During that time, NPR’s journalism was recognized with major honors including duPont-Columbia, Peabody and Emmy awards.

Wilson began his journalism career at Chicago’s storied City News Bureau, covering cops and working the overnight desk. He was a newspaper reporter for 15 years, including seven at Newsday. He moved into executive leadership in 1995 at Congressional Quarterly, where he helped move the organization beyond its weekly magazine roots through the development of a lucrative legislative tracking service. Later, as Editor-in-Chief of usatoday.com and Executive Editor of USA TODAY he helped define the standards for online journalism through coverage of major news events including the 2000 presidential election, 9/11, the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina.

Wilson is a member of the board of visitors for the Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University and sits on the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts. He has been a visiting fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, a trustee of the Poynter Institute, and a member of the advisory board of The Telegraph in London. He was an early leader of the Online News Association and president of the organization in 2007. And he has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.

Wilson is a graduate of the University of Chicago and lives in Cambridge, MA.

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    Booking fees for Kinsey Wilson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kinsey Wilson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Kinsey Wilson Biography

Kinsey Wilson is a leading digital news executive. He has held top editorial and business positions at The New York Times, NPR and USA TODAY and played a key role in the digital transformation of their businesses. He is currently an executive with Automattic Inc., where for two years he served as President of WordPress.com, the company’s flagship commercial product, whose namesake powers over a third of the web. In February he handed responsibility for the business back to the founder to devote more time to Newspack, a grant-funded technology initiative he developed to help small and medium-sized news organizations find a path to financial sustainability. To date, nearly 50 news sites have launched on the platform and more than 100 have signed on.

At The Times, Wilson held dual masthead titles as Editor for Innovation and Strategy and Executive Vice President for Product and Technology. A member of the company’s executive committee, he led a team of more than 900 technologists, designers, product managers and editors responsible for guiding the company’s digital strategy and creating products that give expression to New York Times journalism, including its pioneering podcast, The Daily. Widely heralded for the excellence of its digital report, The Times saw its online audience grow to 100 million monthly unique users and more than 3.5 million paying digital subscribers during his tenure.

Wilson joined The Times in February 2015 after six years in senior leadership positions at NPR. As EVP and Chief Content Officer he oversaw NPR’s worldwide news gathering, programming and digital operations. Under his leadership, NPR became known as a leading digital innovator, pioneering new forms of listening including NPR One, a popular one-touch digital listening platform. During that time, NPR’s journalism was recognized with major honors including duPont-Columbia, Peabody and Emmy awards.

Wilson began his journalism career at Chicago’s storied City News Bureau, covering cops and working the overnight desk. He was a newspaper reporter for 15 years, including seven at Newsday. He moved into executive leadership in 1995 at Congressional Quarterly, where he helped move the organization beyond its weekly magazine roots through the development of a lucrative legislative tracking service. Later, as Editor-in-Chief of usatoday.com and Executive Editor of USA TODAY he helped define the standards for online journalism through coverage of major news events including the 2000 presidential election, 9/11, the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina.

Wilson is a member of the board of visitors for the Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University and sits on the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts. He has been a visiting fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, a trustee of the Poynter Institute, and a member of the advisory board of The Telegraph in London. He was an early leader of the Online News Association and president of the organization in 2007. And he has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.

Wilson is a graduate of the University of Chicago and lives in Cambridge, MA.

Kinsey Wilson Videos

  • Kinsey Wilson: "We are in periods of disruption and transformation ...
    Oct 21, 2019 ... Kinsey Wilson is the lead digital officer for The New York Times. Operating at the nexus of news and business, he holds dual...
  • INN Days 2018: Keynote with Kinsey Wilson, WordPress - YouTube
    Feb 14, 2019 ... No tool or technology has been more meaningful in powering the emergence of a new era of independent journalism and lowering the...
  • ISOJ 2016 – Kinsey Wilson – Keynote Speaker – Español - YouTube
    May 18, 2016 ... Keynote speaker: Kinsey Wilson, editor for innovation and strategy & executive vice president, product and technology, The New...

FAQs on booking Kinsey Wilson

  • How to book Kinsey Wilson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kinsey Wilson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kinsey Wilson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kinsey Wilson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kinsey Wilson?

    Booking fees for Kinsey Wilson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kinsey Wilson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kinsey Wilson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kinsey Wilson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kinsey Wilson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kinsey Wilson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kinsey Wilson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kinsey Wilson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kinsey Wilson for your event is available upon request. Kinsey Wilson generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Afdhel Aziz, Patrick Meier, Alex Hofmann, Gary Hamel and Jim Carroll. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kinsey Wilson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kinsey Wilson Speaker Videos

  • Kinsey Wilson: "We are in periods of disruption and transformation ...
    Oct 21, 2019 ... Kinsey Wilson is the lead digital officer for The New York Times. Operating at the nexus of news and business, he holds dual masthead titles as ...
    INN Days 2018: Keynote with Kinsey Wilson, WordPress - YouTube
    Feb 14, 2019 ... No tool or technology has been more meaningful in powering the emergence of a new era of independent journalism and lowering the barriers ...
  • ISOJ 2016 – Kinsey Wilson – Keynote Speaker – Español - YouTube
    May 18, 2016 ... Keynote speaker: Kinsey Wilson, editor for innovation and strategy & executive vice president, product and technology, The New York ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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