Who Are We?
Gimlet Media is the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to create a world more full of human connection and understanding. We create and distribute audio journalism and audio entertainment for audiences who crave something special. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. We are a podcast division inside of Spotify.
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Aaron is a producer for Resistance. Currently living and learning in Harlem, he was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. Before Gimlet Aaron worked as a Metro reporter with the New York Times and prior to that as reporter with his hometown paper, The Kansas City Star.
Afeef is a Producer for The Journal at Gimlet. He lived with his 72 year old Dad in Beirut, Lebanon for the last two years covering the country and its ongoing revolution for the Google Podcasts creator program. Before that, he was a Producer at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and used to freelance at CNN too.
Alan Rodriguez Espinoza
Alan is a producer at The Journal. Before joining Gimlet, he worked as a podcast producer for Vox, and before that, he was an education reporter for VPM, the NPR-member station in Richmond, Virginia. Alan is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Alex is the Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Gimlet Media. He is an award-winning radio journalist. Prior to Gimlet, he was a producer for This American Life and the co-founder of Planet Money.
This bio is brought to you by Alicia, one of Gimlet’s midroll producers. She previously worked for National Geographic creating branded content for TV and social media. She enjoys exploring NYC neighborhoods and fostering cats with Brooklyn Animal Action.
Alyia is a producer for Mogul. Her talents have been featured on Crosscurrents, The Kitchen Sisters, and Spooked. But before all of that, she was known all over Yelp as the "waitress with the extremely long and decorative nails". She hails from Kansas City, Missouri but don't hold that against her. And she currently has no hobbies cause her hobby is now her job...Thank goodness.
Andrea B. Scott
Andy is an editor at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet, she edited and produced "The Wilderness" - Crooked Media's series about the Democratic Party. Prior to that, Andy worked as an editor and director in documentary film. She loves lakes, karaoke, presidential libraries and city parks - preferably ones filled with dogs.
Anna is a reporter and producer at Reply All. Before coming to Gimlet, she wrote stories for Refinery29 and attended graduate school at Northwestern University.
Anna won Gimlet’s Casting Call competition, hosted a show called So Help Me, and now she’s an associate producer. She is, in no particular order: a morning person, a dog person, and an Eagles fan.
Annette is the supervising producer of Every Little Thing. Previous jobs include waitress, biologist, fact-checker and registered nurse.
Annie Minoff is a senior producer at The Journal. Prior to Gimlet, she co-hosted the science podcast Undiscovered and produced WNYC’s Science Friday and WBEZ’s Sound Opinions. Talk to her about birds.
Anya Schultz is an associate producer for Stolen. She’s from the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Columbia Journalism School. She used to be a professional cook, but now she’s just a professional eater.
Bethel's a reporter and producer for Resistance. She comes to Gimlet from Radiolab, and Reuters before that. She picked up her early radio chops at the Transom Story Workshop after getting her graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a child of Eritrean immigrants who taught her to try her best, keep her promises and never eat injera with her left hand.
Bobby is a Senior Audio Engineer/Composer at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet he did music production/composition for various clients, post mixing/sound design for various ad/creative agencies, and toured as a musician.
Caitlin is the Head of Programming at Gimlet. Before joining Gimlet, she was one of the founding members of NPR’s Planet Money, where her work on the Planet Money t-shirt project earned her an Emmy, a duPont-Columbia, and a Gerald Loeb award. Prior to that, she worked as a producer at WNYC, WBUR, and NPR’s Bryant Park Project.
Cat Schuknecht is a producer at Gimlet covering crime. She joined from NPR, where she worked on the Investigations Unit and made podcasts like White Lies and Hidden Brain. Before that, Cat worked at Reveal and received her masters in journalism from UC Berkeley.
Christian is a Systems Technician in the Brooklyn office. He’s the go-to man for all IT needs. When Christian isn’t fixing Gimlet’s tech issues or burping his newborn baby, he’s spending time researching and working on his many DIY projects.
Collin is the Deputy Head of New Show Development, based in Los Angeles. Before Gimlet, Collin created new and news-y things at WNYC (like Freakonomics Radio and The Takeaway), bestsellers at Audible (like The Making of a Massacre, Sincerely X and Evil Has a Name) and headed up programming at KPCC, one of the largest NPR News stations in the country.
Connie is the host and managing editor of Stolen. Prior to joining Gimlet, Connie hosted the CBC podcast Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo.
Daniel is the Audio Engineer for New Show Development and is based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to Gimlet, he worked as a Sound Designer/Composer at APM’s Marketplace and Crooked Media. Daniel is an Enneagram 4 with a 5 wing, a family man, and will never say no to chocolate.
Devon is an editor at Gimlet. Prior to joining Gimlet, she worked as a writer, a producer, a lawyer, a teacher, and—for one lucrative summer—a door-to-door knife salesman.
Eddie is a Sr. Producer on The Get Up. Prior to joining Gimlet, he worked for ESPN and enjoyed a cup of coffee with the Oakland Raiders & NY Jets. Above all else, Eddie loves a good murder mystery novel, fresh seafood, and the greatest Go-Go band of all time, Backyard Band.
Elise is an Art Director at Gimlet. Previously, she worked at an ad agency doing social media for Don Q Rum and Sony. Elise enjoys listening to french music and going to shows.
Emma is the host of Crime Show, but she’s also a very good listener.
Emma is an Audio Engineer and Composer. Before coming to Gimlet, she was a music producer at the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and an instructor at the Brooklyn Guitar School.
Emmanuel Dzotsi is a co-host at Reply All. Before that, he produced and reported stories for WBEZ, This American Life, and Serial.
Enrique Pérez de la Rosa
Enrique is a Producer for The Journal at Gimlet. Before coming to Gimlet, Enrique reported on farmworker communities for Northwest Public Broadcasting in Yakima, Wash., arts and Tlingit culture for KCAW in Sitka Alaska, and women's rights issues for CimacNoticias in Mexico City.
Flora is the host and managing editor of Every Little Thing. Previously, Flora worked for “Bill Nye Saves the World” on Netflix, The New York Times, and Science Friday.
Hadley is a producer for Every Little Thing. Her previous journalistic work expands across audio, video and print and can be found in Vox, AJ+, The New York Times and many local publications and stations.
Heather is a producer and reporter. She comes from a background in long-form print journalism. Her articles have appeared in Mother Jones, ProPublica, the New York Times Magazine, and The Intercept. Her most recent book, Green Gone Wrong, takes a critical, on-the-ground look at the contradictions of green consumerism.
Jade is an associate producer for a narrative crime show with a background in journalism, creative writing, and rewatching Shrek movies too many times. The 7-year-old Jade would be so proud to know that she grew up to be a storyteller.
Jamescia is a producer for Gimlet Projects. She does not have a dog but she is still cool! Previously, she freelanced for Spotify as a video producer and before that she worked in production on shows like Project Runway and Food Network specials - and also worked in development thinking of cool things for companies like BET, Bravo, Netflix and more!
Jerome Campbell is a producer for Gimlet. He previously worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, WBUR, and KCRW.
Jessie Harte is Gimlet's Creative Director. Before joining Gimlet, she worked as the Group Director of Experience Design at Digitas NY. Her dog's name is Charlie.
Jonathon Roberts is an audio engineer at Gimlet. He is also a composer, dad, and creator of the ComposerDad podcast. He and his kids love music, adventures, and listening to fun facts while they brush their teeth.
Julie Balefsky is an associate producer in the scripted department at Gimlet. Previously, she worked in scripted television, assisting showrunners and producers on popular TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Ray Donovan.
Justin is the Development Executive for Gimlet Pictures, where he collaborates with writers and other talent to translate podcasts to tv and features. Prior to Gimlet, he was a Creative Executive at Illumination and The Montecito Picture Company. He is based in Los Angeles.
Kalila Holt is Heavyweight's senior producer. She’s from Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of Oberlin College. Whenever Kalila Holt makes a salad, people say, “Wow, that salad looks great.”
Katelyn is a supervising producer at Gimlet Projects. Prior to joining Gimlet, she worked at The Huffington Post, where she developed the podcast and audio program. Before that, she worked in marketing at Uber.
Kendra Pierre-Louis is a climate reporter with the Gimlet show How to Save a Planet. Previously she was a climate reporter with The New York Times, as well as Popular Science where she wrote about science with a focus on climate change and food. You can often find Kendra on Twitter or achieving dramatic feats like living in France without eating butter. She is in a long-standing feud with mayonnaise and those who insist on its widespread application.
Kerrianne is a producer at Gimlet Projects. Prior to joining the team, she worked on podcasts for Refinery29, Conde Nast, and The Listening Booth.
Khairi "Ky Will" Williams has a love for writing, creating and telling stories rooted in music & culture. Khairi started his professional podcast career as a Producer at ESPN where he worked on "The Right Time" w/ Bomani Jones and created "Elle & Fitz Talkin Music" hosted by Elle Duncan and Jason Fitz. Ky also has worked in live radio in New York City for Hot 97, WBLS and ESPN radio which were two skills that prepared him to produce "The Get Up" here on Spotify which is a beautiful marriage of the two mediums. You can follow Ky on IG @kywillmedia and Twitter @KyWill211.
Laura is a Senior Producer at Gimlet Projects, developing new shows for Spotify. Prior to Gimlet, she produced audio guides at MoMA, docs at BBC World Service, and lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Lauren is a Supervising Producer at Gimlet. Before that, she covered health and technology for NPR, Marketplace and KERA in Dallas. You can also hear her stories on shows like Here & Now, Latino USA, Science Friday and The Pulse. Lauren’s favorite birthday game is the treasure hunt and her preferred party favor is silly putty.
Lila Benaissa is a Supervising Producer for The Get Up on Gimlet. She is the proud mom of two pets: Body & Baxter. Before working at Gimlet, she produced content across digital, linear, live and social platforms for Tidal, Complex and Viacom.
Lisa Wang is a Producer at Reply All. Before that, she helped make Science Rules! with Bill Nye and Mob Queens at Stitcher. And before that, she was an Audio Academy Fellow at KALW.
Lydia currently serves as the Managing Director at Gimlet. Prior to that, she served as editor in chief of HuffPost, and worked at the New York Times in several roles that spanned from Associate Masthead Editor, Deputy International Editor, South Africa bureau chief, correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. She grew up in Kenya, Ghana and Minnesota. Today, she resides in NY with her wife, documentary photographer Candace Feit.
Lynn Levy is an editor at Gimlet. She hosted The Habitat, which documented a year-long simulated mission to Mars. Before coming to Gimlet, Lynn produced stories for Radiolab.
Marcus is an Audio Engineer and Composer at Gimlet. Previously Marcus has written music for This American Life, Showtime’s The Affair and notably he co-scored the documentary film Fathers of Football with The Flaming Lips.
Mathilde is an Associate Producer at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet she was on the producing team of podcasts Criminal and This is Love in Durham, North Carolina. And before that, she dreamed of making podcasts in the US from Paris, France.
Matthew is Gimlet’s Audio Production Lead. Previously he worked as a producer at Chicago Recording Company. He was a founding member and toured with The Hudson Branch. He can still be found writing and playing music with these two bands: Bienart and Edwin.
Matthew is the Supervising Producer of Mogul. Prior to joining Gimlet, he reported and produced features for the BBC World Service, NPR, and CBC.
Matt is a producer at The Journal. Before joining Gimlet, he produced the podcasts Sway and The Argument at The New York Times. He's been an editor at NPR’s Morning Edition, a Washington correspondent for the CBC, and a reporter for a newspaper in Abu Dhabi. Matt is based in D.C. He’s proudly Canadian.
Matt is a Supervising Producer at Gimlet Projects. He produces Spotify Original podcasts. He is a proud member (and the former news director) of North State Public Radio in Chico, California.
Maxwell Simeon is Gimlet's Business Operations Lead. He is responsible for all business-side operations for Gimlet with particular focus on maximizing the value of Gimlet produced content. He previously worked with various Fortune 500 consumer companies at Boston Consulting Group, and as an investor at B Capital Group.
Meg is a Producer at Gimlet. Before joining the team, she worked at The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She crochets constantly.
Meryl is a Producer at Science Vs. Before coming to Gimlet, she got her PhD in neuroscience at UCSF, where she also led a student-run science podcast.
Michelle is an Associate Producer at Science Vs. Before osmosing into the audio world, she studied biology — and is also a nerd for pretty graphs, visuals and experiential learning.
Mimi is the Head of Scripted at Gimlet. Before coming to Gimlet she was the Artistic Director of the Labyrinth Theater Company. She also spent many years as a Costume Designer for Theater, TV and Film.
Mitch Hansen is a Supervising Producer at Gimlet. Before he joined the team, he worked at Investigation Discovery and Audible. When he’s not producing content, he spends most of his time untangling his headphones.
Mohini Madgavkar is an Associate Producer for Heavyweight. She's originally from Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, and previously interned at Reply All. She has very strong opinions about curly hair products.
Nathan is an Audio Engineer and Composer at Gimlet and works on The Journal. Previously, he worked at The Criterion Collection where he restored film audio. Outside of audio engineering and composing, Nathan likes to spend his time at the climbing gym, running or biking around the park, and diving into a good record or book.
Paul Bowman is the Studio Technology Manager for our Brooklyn facility. Before moving into studio design and tech, Paul spent several years working in music and film as a recording and mix engineer for clients including Sir Paul McCartney and Willie Nelson. When he isn’t upgrading or troubleshooting you’ll find him with a guitar or a snowboard in hand.
Phia is a Supervising Producer at Reply All. Before joining the team, she produced stories for This American Life, Radiolab and Planet Money.
Phoebe is a producer on Every Little Thing. She has also produced content for Oregon Public Broadcasting, 99% Invisible, NPR, the Outside Magazine podcast, and The New York Times.
Rachel is a senior producer at The Journal. Before joining Gimlet she hosted and produced The Guardian's daily news podcast Today in Focus. She has relocated to New York from London.
Rachel Waldholz is a producer for How to Save a Planet. Before joining Gimlet, she was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany and reported for Alaska Public Media in Anchorage and Raven Radio in Sitka, Alaska.
Renita is an Editor at Gimlet Projects. Before joining Gimlet, she worked at NPR for nearly a decade. Her last job there was senior editor for All Things Considered. She did the vampire thing for a few years as an editor for Morning Edition, and worked on NPR's newscast unit. When she's not listening to great stories, she's all about spontaneous dance parties with her daughters.
Rose is a Producer at Science Vs. She got her MS in marine biology researching baby oysters no bigger than a grain of sand. So far, the best question she's posed as a science journalist was: "Have you ever considered putting deodorant on a chimpanzee?"
Rosie is an Executive Producer at Gimlet Projects, a creative production team that develops new shows for Spotify Studios. Prior to joining Gimlet, she launched "All Of It" on WNYC, and before that, spent years as a producer and editor in television. Rosie is from Maine, and especially loves the beach in winter.
Sarah is the Supervising Producer of The Journal. Before Gimlet she worked in public radio at WBUR. Talk to her about bread.
Sharon is a supervising producer on Gimlet's development team. In 2020, she released the audio mind trip podcast series, Appearances. Before that, she was an editor on the podcasts The Heart and Bodies. And before that, she wrote screenplays, worked in dance and theater, and had about a million different freelance radio jobs.
Stephanie is a producer for Every Little Thing. She's a multimedia journalist hailing from the Pacific Northwest. Past projects include the award-winning miniseries "Born and Raised," a podcast about children of immigrants, from HuffPost Canada.
Stevie is the Supervising Producer at Heavyweight. She graduated from Bowdoin College, where she studied Political Philosophy and English and co-hosted a radio show. When she's not in the recording studio, she's most likely in the metalworking studio. If you have an hour to kill, ask her about hammers.
Talia Rochmann is a Graphic Designer at Gimlet. Previously she worked with Kornhaber Brown, Catalystic Studios, and the Overlook Press. She knows far too much about animals.
Tim Howard is creative director at Reply All.
Tyler is a Senior Producer at Gimlet. He previously worked at BuzzFeed, where he specialized in producing sponsored content.
Valentina is the Head of Content Operations at Gimlet. Previously, she worked at New York Public Radio where she was running Operations and Program Management for the Product and Technology team. Valentina has been in the audio space for most of her career where she started as Production Assistant for a radio documentary producer. She enjoys being in the thick of it where tech and audio converge.
Wallace Mack is a Producer from Lowcountry South Carolina who has been living and loving in Brooklyn. He's produced for The Nod, Uncivil, and Mogul S2. He's currently cooking up heat with the Resistance team.
Wendy is the host and executive producer of Science Vs. Previously, she worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she originally created Science Vs.
Zac is Gimlet's Head of Audio Production, managing the Audio Engineering, Music and Tech teams. Previously he was the Audio Production Lead for Gimlet Creative. Before joining Gimlet he worked in Audio Post Production at Chicago Recording Company.