Speaker profile

Jim Brady

Jim Brady is the founder and CEO of Spirited Media, which owns three local independent online news sites - Billy Penn in Philadelphia, The Incline in Pittsburgh, and Denverite in Colorado.

He is the former editor-in-chief of national newspaper chain Digital First Media. He helped launch WashingtonPost.Com and later went on to serve as its sports editor and then executive editor. After working as a sports writer at the Washington Post early in his career, he worked at AOL as executive director of editorial operations and in other roles.

He is a past president of the Online News Association board of directors and was instrumental in its growth over the years.