I'm Kate Myers, the executive director for revenue and operations at First Look Media Works, the home of The Intercept.
Here at The Intercept it's my job to manage the business side of our operation so co-founders Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed, and the rest of our award-winning editorial team can focus on producing fearless, adversarial journalism.
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