EVP and Global Head of Newsgathering
Susie Banikarim joined VICE News in January 2020 as EVP and Global Head of Newsgathering. Based in VICE’s Brooklyn headquarters, Banikarim oversees newsgathering functions and daily newsroom operations for all of VICE News’ bureaus working across New York, Washington DC, London and LA as well as the news organization’s multi-award winning digital and social divisions. An award-winning journalist, director and producer, Banikarim most recently was the Editorial Director and Executive Vice President of Gizmodo Media Group where she set editorial strategy and oversaw Deadspin, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Splinter and The Root. Previously, she was the Chief Content Officer of media and technology start-up Vocativ. A 2014 Nieman Fellow and lecturer at Harvard University; she helped launch Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show and worked at Newsweek Daily Beast as Deputy Director of Editorial and executive produced Daily Beast TV. Banikarim was filmmaker-in-residence at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and began her journalism career at ABC News where she served as a senior producer for World News and as an anchor producer for Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Charlie Gibson and David Muir. She has received the Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting and five Emmy® Award nominations. Banikarim is a cum laude graduate of Barnard College and has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.