Joe Ruffolo was named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and General Manager for The Hill and NewsNation Digital in March 2023. He is responsible for the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of each property.
Mr. Ruffolo has had an extensive career in both traditional and digital media, leading teams and projects at the Disney ABC Television Group, ABC News, Samsung, AOL, Nickelodeon, and CNN. His background spans management, strategy, business development, editorial, and product development, and includes successfully building and launching digital websites, videos, businesses, and experiences.
Since 2018, Mr. Ruffolo has served as Managing Director of OceanX, a private company whose mission is to create a deeply engaged global community of explorers, scientists, and storytellers dedicated to educating, inspiring and protecting the oceans. During his tenure at OceanX, Mr. Ruffolo led all editorial, business development, strategy, social, digital, marketing, and post-production operations for the company. He also managed the development, production, and negotiations for a global television series with BBC Studios and James Cameron for National Geographic.