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Alex Blumberg    

CEO & Co-Founder of Gimlet Media, Best Known for his Work on "This American Life" & "Planet Money"

Alex Blumberg is the co-founder and CEO of Gimlet Media, the company behind hit podcasts like StartUp, Reply All, Homecoming, and more. Prior to founding Gimlet, Blumberg worked for years in public radio. He is an award-winning radio journalist known for his work as a producer on the wildly popular podcasts This American Life and Planet Money, which he co-founded at NPR. In 2014, he hosted the first season of the Gimlet podcast StartUp, which was about the founding of the company.

Blumberg’s work has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including the Polk, the duPont-Columbia, and the Peabody. His award-winning documentary on the housing crisis, "The Giant Pool of Money," was named one of the last decade’s top ten works of journalism by the Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism and New York University.

Alex holds a BA in Political Science and Government from Oberlin College.

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