Jon Steinberg is the former President and COO of website BuzzFeed. In early 2016, he founded Cheddar Inc., a new media company covering tech news and culture, and serves as its CEO.[1] In September 2016, Cheddar received $10 million in funding from Comcast and other investors.[2]

Cheddar is a live and on demand video news network, and broadcasts weekdays from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ Marketsite, and the Flatiron Building. By mid-2016, the company had added a CheddarLife program, and was broadcasting on Facebook Live, Roku and SiriusXM.[not verified in body]

In addition to co-hosting the original Cheddar program with business journalist Kristen Scholer, Steinberg sits on the board of and is an advisor to The Skimm and Taboola.[not verified in body]

Early lifeEdit

Steinberg's mother, Renee, is a teacher at a New York private School and his father, Richard, is a doctor turned real estate broker.[3] He attended the Collegiate School and was interested in computers from an early age. When he was 15 years old, he was accepted into the Walt Disney Imagineering summer intern program.[4] He is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an MBA from Columbia University.[5]


In May 2010, Steinberg joined Buzzfeed while it was still a 15-person company.[6] He has played a role in helping to develop Buzzfeed's business model, which is rooted in content marketing.[7]

Prior to Buzzfeed, Jon was strategic partner development manager on Google’s small medium business partnerships team, executive in residence at Polaris Venture Partners, and founded iBuilding, a commercial real estate software company.[citation needed]

In 2012, Steinberg was named an Ad Age Media Maven.[8]

In 2013, he joined the board of Legal Mobile App startup, Shake.[9][10]

Prior to founding Cheddar, Jon was Chief Executive Officer of North America, and played a leading role in building the company's digital media assets in the US.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

As of 2013 Steinberg lived in the Upper East Side of New York City with his wife, Jill, and his children, Cooper and Edie.[5]


External linksEdit

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