Hannah Giles, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking 2009 ACORN undercover camera investigation, has assumed the position of CEO at Project Veritas.
Formerly under the leadership of James O’Keefe, the renowned undercover journalism outlet made the announcement, signifying a new chapter in its history.
Giles, who spearheaded the concept at the young age of 19, collaborated with O’Keefe to execute the landmark investigation. The organization’s press release celebrated her pivotal role and underscored her continued dedication to their mission.
In the wake of that significant milestone, Giles established the American Phoenix Foundation and subsequently established a thriving community transformation consulting firm called C3Strategies, which experienced remarkable growth, employing over 450 individuals.
Currently, she embraces the roles of a devoted spouse and a nurturing mother to three children, as well as engaging in the endeavor of constructing a sustainable farm alongside her family. Notably, the press release highlighted James O’Keefe’s admiration for Giles, as he lauded her as a “national treasure” in his book Breakthrough.
“The recent void in leadership at Project Veritas has led us to today…As a news organization, Project Veritas must succeed,” Giles said in a statement.
“We need a free press, not corporate media, that regurgitates talking points from the powers that be. Courage and independence define Project Veritas,” she added, adding that she is “honored to lead the most creative team of journalists in the United States…[in] their fight for truth”
Almost four months after James O’Keefe’s departure from Project Veritas amidst a disagreement with the board, the announcement of Hannah Giles as the new CEO has been made.
O’Keefe’s exit came after the board placed him on paid leave during an investigation into his managerial approach, triggered by a leaked memo outlining concerns from staff members who expressed being “troubled and frustrated” by his leadership style, even going as far as accusing him of being “cruel.”
O’Keefe responded by releasing a video as his parting message to Project Veritas employees, asserting that he was forcibly deprived of his position as CEO and ousted from the Board of Directors. In his statement, he refuted certain allegations made by the board.
Ryan Hedrick works for WIBC in Indianapolis as a Morning News Anchor/Digital Content Producer. Prior to moving to Indy, he served as Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. His career also includes stints at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA, Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and WIBW-AM in Topeka KS where he earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.
Tucker Carlson Welcomes Paying Subscribers for New Media Company
“Once we are comfortable that all of the systems are running well, launch and brand release will follow.”
One of the post-Fox News moves Tucker Carlson teased is to begin the movement to launch his own media company. In October, Carlson scored a significant investment to grow his outlet and secured a major advertising deal.
Carlson’s chief executive told Reuters that their new media company is constructing its base of paying subscribers as they progress toward their launch.
“We’ve opened our site for membership pre-sales,” Neil Patel, co-founder and chief executive, told the outlet. “Once we are comfortable that all of the systems are running well, launch and brand release will follow.”
Patel stated that paying subscribers will have access to exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage, but he didn’t disclose the pricing.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Carlson incorporated his newly founded media company in Nevada under the name Last Country Inc.
The former Fox News host launched the Tucker on X series after the network fired him in April, and the company is expected to focus on producing video projects, including this series.
FOX Nation Earns Spot on 2023 Fastest Growing Brands List
The platform came in No. 14 on the list.
Fox News’ streaming platform, FOX Nation, appeared on Morning Consult’s Fastest Growing Brands list for 2023. The report is on the top 20 brands that have experienced a significant increase in purchasing consideration this year.
Additionally, the report examines how this trend affects different generations and identifies the brands that have seen an uptick in purchasing consideration, even if it hasn’t necessarily resulted in a direct increase in sales.
So, where does FOX Nation rank in the top 20? The platform came in No. 14, ahead of YouTube shorts and Instagram, to show how much FOX Nation has risen. Furthermore, it was the only streaming platform on this list.
“Growth was determined by taking the share of consumers who said they were considering purchasing from the brand from Oct. 1-24, 2023, and subtracting the share who said the same from Jan. 1-31, 2023,” the report said.
“The Fastest Growing Brands 2023 analysis was conducted among 1,586 brands. Sample sizes ranged from 1,069 to 17,661 responses collected among U.S. adults, with respective margins of error ranging from +/-3 to +/-1 percentage points.”
CNN to Host the Next Two Republican Primary Debates
CNN will host the debates in Iowa and New Hampshire next month.
The next stop for the Republican primary debate is CNN. After NewsNation hosted a debate Wednesday, the three-letter network announced Thursday that they’ll host debates in Iowa and New Hampshire next month.
CNN has scheduled the first of two primary debates on their network on January 10, 2024, at Drake University in Des Moines. The debate will take place just a few days before the Iowa caucus. Meanwhile, CNN has scheduled the second debate on January 21 at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
To participate in CNN’s Iowa debate, candidates must obtain at least 10 percent in three separate national and/or Iowa polls of Republican caucusgoers or primary voters meeting CNN’s reporting standards.
Finally, for candidates to participate in CNN’s New Hampshire debate, candidates must register a minimum of 10 percent in three national and/or New Hampshire polls to qualify for the Republican primary, according to CNN’s reporting standards.
The Iowa debate’s qualifying deadline is on January 2, and the qualifying period for the New Hampshire debate ends on January 16. The organizers will invite candidates who finish among the top three in the Iowa caucuses to participate in the New Hampshire debate.
Hosting two debates comes on the heels of the network announcing that it will have two town hall events with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy next week.