Jason Binn

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Jason Binn
Jason Binn 2012.jpeg
Born Jason Frederick Binn
Roslyn Harbour, NY
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Citizenship USA
Alma mater Boston University[1]
Occupation Publisher
Known for DuJour Media, Ocean Drive Magazine,[1] Niche Media
Religion Jewish
Children 3

Jason Binn is an American publisher and entrepreneur known for founding Niche Media and DuJour Media.


Binn founded Ocean Drive magazine, a luxury publication focusing on Miami, in 1993.[2] In 1998, he founded Niche Media, a publisher of regional luxury magazines including Hamptons Magazine, Aspen Peak, Boston Common, Capitol File, Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential and Michigan Avenue.

Under Binn, Niche Media created custom publications for Art Basel Miami Beach, Wynn Las Vegas and the Short Hills Mall for the Taubman real estate organization.[3][4] Niche Media was acquired by Greenspun Media Group in 2007.[5]

Binn advised Kevin Ryan in 2010,[6] the founder and CEO of online luxury retailer Gilt. Binn later left Niche Media and became chairman of Gilt.

In 2012, Binn founded DuJour Media,[7] a quarterly print publication and digital magazine for wealthy readers, sent to Gilt’s database of subscribers.[8][9]

Binn has been credited with breaking major stories, including an exclusive interview with Dennis Rodman on his visit to North Korea as a guest of Kim Jong-un,[7] and Donald Sterling after a racist rant where Stirling admitted he should have paid off his ex-girlfriend.[10]

Other Activity[edit]

Binn partnered with James Cohen, the son of Robert Cohen of Hudson News, and Dufry, an operator of Duty Free shops at worldwide ports.[11]

In August 2016, InList, a nightlife and events booking app,[12] named Binn Chief Advisor to its Board of Directors.[13]


Binn originally attended the University of Cincinnati; he then graduated from the Boston University[1] College Of Communications.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2005 Binn was profiled in Forbes magazine's "Forbes 400"[14] and was awarded Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year."[15]

In 2007, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation's “Advertising Hall of Achievement”.[16]

In 2008, Binn was listed in Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful entrepreneurs.[17]

In 2008, Binn received the Boston University's Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Profession for his work in the field of communications and media.[18]

In fall 2012, Crain's New York cited Binn as making print magazines successful in a time when print is losing market to digital media[19]

Personal life[edit]

Binn was born Jason Frederick Binn to Moreton I. Binn and Penny I. Binn[20][1] in Roslyn, New York.[21][22]

He married Haley Lieberman in December 2003.[20] The couple separated in 2016.[23]


Binn is a board member at Anthony Shriver's Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization benefiting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.[24]

Binn created the Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Charitable Foundation benefiting animals with problems due to cruelty or neglect.[25]


  1. ^ a b c d Goldman, Andrew (1999-05-31). "The Hamptons Menace? Jason Binn Is Everybody's New Best Friend". Observer. 
  2. ^ "A DAY WITH LUXURY MAGAZINE MAGNATE JASON BINN". adage.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  3. ^ KRISCHER GOODMAN, CINDY (8 Mar 2015). "Lifestyle magazines in South Florida: glossy, glamorous and growing". Miami Herald. 
  4. ^ Editor, Mondo Times (23 Jul 2014). "Niche Media Sold to Greengale Publishing LLC". Mondo Code LLC. 
  5. ^ "New CEO Takes Over Niche Media; Jason Binn Becomes Chairman". Foliomag.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  6. ^ Stoeffel, Kat (2012-02-28). "He's Binn Busy! With Du Jour, Jason Binn Homes in on Familiar Niche, Digitally". New York Observer. 
  7. ^ a b Steigrad, Alexandra (13 Jun 2014). "Catching Up With Jason Binn". FAIRCHILD FASHION MEDIA. Women's Wear Daily. 
  8. ^ Channick, Robert (2012-10-10). "DuJour magazine on the menu for those with the most money in Chicago, U.S". Chicago Tribune. 
  9. ^ "Niche Media Founder Jason Binn and Gilt Launch Magazine for the Uber-Wealthy". AdWeek.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  10. ^ Koblin, John (4 May 2014). "For Luxury Magazine, an Unusual Exclusive". New York Times. 
  11. ^ Weiss, Lois (2 Aug 2016). "Luxe mag Binn moving to new digs on Seventh Avenue". New Corporation. New York Post. 
  12. ^ DAHLBERG, NANCY (3 Nov 2014). "InList, an app for A-list clubs, attracts $3 million in funding". MiamiHerald.com. Miami Herald. 
  13. ^ Binn, Jason (17 Aug 2016). "Jason Binn announces his new role at lifestyle app InList". DuJour Media. Dujour Magazine. 
  14. ^ "Buckraker". forbes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  15. ^ "Have You Binn Honored Recently?". adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  16. ^ "Advertising Hall of Achievement Past Honorees". American Advertising Federation. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  17. ^ Flamm, Matthew (12 Oct 2012). "Where is Jason Binn now?". Cran Communications. Crain's NY. 
  18. ^ University, Boston. "Distinguished Alumni ->2008". Boston University. 
  19. ^ Flamm, Matthew (15 Apr 2012). "Magazines dying? Don't tell the 1%". Crain Communications. Crain's New York. 
  20. ^ a b "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Haley Lieberman, Jason Binn". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  21. ^ Grigoriadis, Vanessa (1998-08-03). "Hamptons Heat Wave: The Power and the Glossy". New York Magazine. 
  22. ^ Smith, Russ (2001-03-06). "Al Gore's Last Chance; Jason Binn, NYC's Crassest New Resident". Strauss Media. NY Resident. 
  23. ^ Spargo, Chris. "Celebrity magazine publisher Jason Binn and wife Haley quietly separate after 12 years of marriage". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  24. ^ MacKaye Harrington, Douglas (23 Aug 2009). "Governor Attends Best Buddies Gala In Support Of Volunteerism". Hamptons Online Media. Hamptons Magazine. 
  25. ^ Miller, Robert (21 Jul 2010). "Ridgefield animal shelter sparks debate". Hearst Media Services Connecticut. News Times.