SAN FRANCISCO--(é Nast Portfolio, will take the lead in further developing FORA.tv’s editorial strategy.)--FORA.tv, the brilliant ideas network for video discourse and debate, today introduced noted journalist Blaise Zerega as its new President and COO. The announcement was made yesterday evening at a Presidential Debate gathering of Bay Area political and cultural thought-leaders at the FORA.tv Studios. Zerega, who most recently acted as Deputy Editor of Cond
“FORA.tv is an unrivaled resource for people looking to gain a broader understanding of the world around them beyond the printed page or TV screen”
FORA.tv is the highly-regarded, definitive destination for issue-oriented online video from the world’s thought-leaders and agenda-setting organizations. With strong content partners like C-SPAN, Georgetown University, The Aspen Institute, The World Affairs Council, The Commonwealth Club and many others, FORA.tv is reshaping the way audiences interact with important political, business, technological and cultural issues.
“FORA.tv is an unrivaled resource for people looking to gain a broader understanding of the world around them beyond the printed page or TV screen,” said Blaise Zerega, President and COO, FORA.tv. “It’s an honor to be joining the team and collaborating with them to bring our unmediated, rich video content into sharp focus for our users.”
“Blaise is a proven executive with a wealth of experience in both traditional ad-based media and online. His energy, strategic plan, contacts and vision will add more dimensions to FORA.tv's already exceptional experience. Stay tuned for rapid innovation with Blaise,” added William R. Hearst III, lead investor and board vice-chairman, FORA.tv.
Prior to joining FORA.tv, Zerega acted as Deputy Editor of Condé Nast Portfolio where he played a significant role in the launch of its magazine and web site. Prior to Conde Nast Portfolio, Zerega had been the Managing Editor of Wired since 2002 and the Editor of Red Herring before that.
FORA.tv is based in San Francisco, California.
FORA.tv (www.fora.tv) is the brilliant ideas network for video discourse and debate. FORA.tv delivers content via its proprietary FORA Player, mobile phones, iPods, cable video-on-demand and other distribution platforms such as Amazon Unbox, Akimbo and Link TV. Content partners of FORA.tv include: C-SPAN; the Chautauqua Institution; the World Affairs Councils of Northern California, Dallas, Oregon, Philadelphia and Connecticut; The Brookings Institution; Hoover Institution; the Cato Institute; New America Foundation; The Heritage Foundation; The Aspen Institute; The Commonwealth Club; The New School; The Long Now Foundation; the Museum of the African Diaspora; Asia Society; Hong Kong’s Civic Exchange; University of London; Chatham House in London; Cambridge University; the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels; The Royal Institute for International Relations - EGMONT; and many of the America’s top independent booksellers. Founded in 2006 by CEO, Brian Gruber, FORA.tv has been initially funded by a group of private investors, including leading media pioneer and venture capitalist, William R. Hearst III and Adobe. FORA.tv is headquartered in San Francisco, California.