Richard Blakeley is Associate Director of Product at People.
An award-winning internet innovator, he is the former Director of Digital at The Week and Mental Floss magazines. Previously, he led Content & Strategy at Thrillist Media Group, where he spearheaded editorial products and doubled website traffic. For five years, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Gawker.TV and was the head of the Gawker Media video department.
Richard is the founder of The Webutante Ball, co-founder of the hyperlocal blogger platform, Neighborhoodr, and the founder of the viral blog to book sensation, This Is Why You're Fat. He also created a full-service design company, American Autotroph.
Richard lives on the Upper West Side with Lindsay and Bagel.