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Cyrus Krohn has been a cutting-edge communicator, digital innovator and new media executive for over 20 years. Krohn is currently Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Element Data. Most recently, Krohn managed the acquisition of millennial powerhouse Cheezburger Network to the new owner, Literally Media. Prior to Cheezburger, Krohn co-founded Crowdverb and sold the start-up to WPP, the world’s largest communication services group. Krohn has worked as a senior director and executive producer at technology companies including Microsoft and Yahoo.  Cyrus' full bio

 
 

Politics

 
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My time in politics began accidentally in 1992 when my brother’s religious school instructor inquired about my availability to serve as an intern. I wasn’t pursuing work at the time while home on break from college, but took the opportunity to support Vice President Dan Quayle in the Old Executive Office Building (OEOB) and White House. 

That summer presented rare opportunities to see the inner workings of the executive branch and my introduction to the intersection of technology and politics.  read more

 

Media

 
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My introduction to publishing occurred in high school as a writer for the student newspaper. I followed my interest through college as sports editor and columnist for Lynchburg College's student newspaper, The Critograph.

Following graduation with a degree in journalism, I began work in television broadcasting at CNN's Washington, DC bureau. I helped produce Larry King Live and political debate gabfest, Crossfire, co-hosted by Michael Kinsley on the "Left" and Robert Novak or Pat Buchanan on the “Right.”  read more

 

Non-Profit

 
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I enjoy volunteering and assisting non-profits at the board level. I served as President of the Washington State News Council, an independent, nonprofit, statewide organization whose members share a common belief that fair, accurate and balanced news media are vital to our democracy.

I've given my time and money to The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) who provide full scholarship grants to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. SOWF also provide immediate financial assistance for severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.  read more