Interview with Dina Kaplan

Dina Kaplan

Dina Kaplan is the co-founder and COO of blip.tv. Dina oversees business operations for the company, including media partnerships, advertising and sponsorship deals, distribution deals, PR, marketing and investor relations.
Blip.tv is the double Webby-award winning video sharing site focused on shows. It enables independent producers to create their own TV shows for the Internet, from scripted sitcoms and dramas to journalists covering the war in Baghdad. In writing about online video sites, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “My favorite is blip.tv.” Also this year Business 2.0 named blip.tv in a cover story as one of “25 start-ups to watch.”
Before blip.tv, Dina was an on-camera television reporter with WNBC in New York, Wave3 News (NBC) in Louisville Kentucky and News12 Long Island and New Jersey. As a news reporter, Dina won an Emmy and numerous Society of Professional Journalists Awards and Associated Press Awards.
Before reporting, Dina produced stories for MTV News about politics, technology and a range of musical acts. She also helped coordinate MTV’s political Choose or Lose coverage.
After graduating from college, Dina worked at the White House as Director of Research for the White House Counsel’s Office and then as Special Assistant to the Director of Presidential Personnel. During college, Dina worked at Rock The Vote, setting up a volunteer network of representatives that registered college students to vote around the country.
Dina graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Economics, Government, Philosophy and History. She sits on the National Board of Wesleyan University, is an Advisory Board Member of the Women’s Media Center, sits on the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program and a member of the Producer’s Guild of America. Dina is a judge for the Webbies and the Interactive Media Awards.
Dina is also the creator and President of the New York Founders Club, LLC, a gathering of Internet founders designed to promote entrepreneurship in New York City.

Release Date: December 22, 2008