|Born||James Philip Bankoff
December 23, 1969
|Alma mater||Emory University
Wharton School of Business
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO of Vox Media|
|Spouse(s)||Diane Elson (m. 2003)|
Early life and education
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 Aol.com, 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 Vox.com, a general news and news analysis website.
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