Univision has tapped Raju Narisetti to lead the Gizmodo Media Group, previously known as Gawker Media.
Narisetti will oversee Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker and Kotaku. Former flagship site Gawker.com, was shut down when Univision acquired the sites from bankruptcy. The name Gizmodo Media Group was chosen because the future/tech site is the most-read of the group. It’s also the first site Gawker founder Nick Denton launched in 2002.
Heather Detrick, president of GMG, John Cook, executive editor, and Courtenay O’Connor, GMG deputy general counsel, will all report to Narisetti who, in turn, will report to Univision News, Entertainment and Digital officer Isaac Lee, and Fusion Media Group’s president and COO Felipe Holguin.
“Raju is a rare combination, someone who comes with a very strong background in journalism, became a leader in digital media on three continents, and went on to develop new businesses for a global company,” said Lee in a statement. “His commitment to journalistic integrity, his entrepreneurial spirit and proven ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced digital environment will help us strengthen and grow these newly acquired category-leading brands.”
“It is a privilege to be responsible for leading this unwaveringly energetic team of journalists and business staff,” added Narisetti.
Narisetti most recently served as News Corp’s senior vp of strategy. He joins late next month.