Our Leadership

Meet the leadership of GlobalPost Media Corporation.

GlobalPost Media was born through the long association of the founders of its major publications – Phil Balboni, the founder and former CEO of DailyChatter and GlobalPost, and Hampton Stephens, the founder and publisher of World Politics Review (WPR) – who have known each other since 2008, two years after the launch of WPR and the year GlobalPost was being formed. They shared a deep commitment to helping people understand the world in all its complexity and diversity, and they had a mutual love of entrepreneurship.

Over the years they would occasionally discuss joining forces, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2022 that the talks took a serious turn, leading to an agreement to consolidate into GlobalPost Media Corporation. Phil and Hampton and our leadership team and staff look forward to building a journalism company of long duration that’s focused on global news and analysis for readers around the world.

Philip S. Balboni

Philip S. Balboni

Chief Executive Officer and Editorial Director

GlobalPost Media Corporation

Founder and previously CEO, Executive Editor

DailyChatter

Co-Founder and previously CEO

GlobalPost

Philip S. Balboni

Mr. Balboni is a veteran journalism executive and entrepreneur with decades of experience building and leading news organizations. He was previously the CEO and Executive Editor of DailyChatter, and before that CEO of GlobalPost. He has created a number of other successful news organizations including NECN, the largest and most honored regional cable news network in the US, which he founded in 1992 and led for 16 years. NECN is now owned by NBC Universal. Mr. Balboni worked for nearly 20 years in broadcast television news, as the News Director and Editorial Director of WCVB-TV in Boston where he also created the nightly news magazine Chronicle, now in its 42nd continuous year on air and the most successful local program in US television history.

Mr. Balboni is also the direct or leadership recipient of nearly every major award in American journalism including multiple Peabody, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism, Edward R. Murrow, and Emmy awards along with awards from the Overseas Press Club, the National Press Club, the Chinese news agency Xinhua, among others. He was for nearly 20 years a member of the Columbia Journalism School Board of Visitors and its Executive Committee. In 2021 a private donor endowed the Philip S. Balboni Chair in Local Journalism at Columbia; its first holder is New York journalist Juan Manuel Benitez. Mr. Balboni has served for 20 years as a member of the Advisory Board of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and was previously a member of the Board of the Peabody Awards which are housed at the University of Georgia.

Hampton Stephens

Publisher and Founder

World Politics Review

Chairman of the Board

GlobalPost Media Corporation

Hampton Stephens

Mr. Stephens is the founder and publisher of World Politics Review. He founded World Politics Review in 2006 and has led it since then. Before founding World Politics Review, he worked as a reporter and editor for various outlets in Washington, DC, including InsideDefense.com, and he also worked on the marketing side of the publishing business for National Journal Group.

He is a member of the board of directors of EBSCO, a leading provider of information services to libraries and other institutions around the world. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Statecraft and World Politics from the Institute of World Politics. He lives in Tampa, FL, with his wife and two boys.

Mariya Treisman

Publisher

DailyChatter

Mariya Treisman

Ms. Treisman is a distinguished attorney and policy advisor with deep family roots in journalism. Before joining DailyChatter, Ms. Treisman worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. She began her career as a federal law clerk and associate at a large New York law firm, served in a variety of legal roles in local and state government in New York and Massachusetts, and was in-house counsel at News Corp. Ms. Treisman is a graduate of Colorado College and Duke University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. She grew up in a family of multi-generational newspaper owners in Nebraska, cultivating a lasting connection to and passion for the news business.

Judah Grunstein

Judah Grunstein

Editor in Chief

World Politics Review

Judah Grunstein

Judah Grunstein is World Politics Review’s editor-in-chief. Since 2008, he has directed WPR’s editorial operations and has been instrumental in establishing it as one of the world’s most highly respected sources of in-depth news and expert analysis on global affairs. His coverage of French and American politics, foreign policy and national security has appeared in World Politics Review, the International Herald Tribune, the Atlantic online, Politico Magazine, Foreign Policy online and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a regular guest commentator on France 24, as well as a published playwright.

Jabeen Bhatti

Editor in Chief

DailyChatter

Jabeen Bhatti

Ms. Bhatti is an American foreign correspondent, currently based in Paris, who has covered Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for various publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times and Bloomberg for more than two decades. She is the founder of Associated Reporters Abroad / ARA Network, an international journalism organization that serves news outlets around the world. A graduate of Columbia University’s Journalism School, she served as a Fulbright scholar in 2005/6 in Germany. She was the founding Managing Editor of DailyChatter and has been with the publication since inception in March 2016.

Additional members of the GlobalPost Media Board of Directors

Scott Kenerly

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Director

GlobalPost Media Corporation

Scott Kenerly

Mr. Kenerly is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Optimal Dynamics, a pioneer in artificial intelligence-driven decision-making for transportation planning. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Capsule8, a cybersecurity company acquired by Sophos in 2021. He has extensive experience bringing leadership, strategy and execution, as both CEO and CFO, to high-growth technology companies, and has successfully executed more than $275 million in buy-side and sell-side transactions.

Mr. Kenerly has a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business, with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Technology & Media. He is also a member of the GlobalPost Media board of directors.

Philip C. H. Balboni

Philip C. H. Balboni

Advisor on Global Education Initiatives

GlobalPost Media Corporation

Philip C. H. Balboni

Mr. Balboni is in the final semester of his doctoral degree in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. He joins the Board as a shareholder in the company and the son of the Founder of DailyChatter and GlobalPost. He will also be a senior advisor on global education initiatives, evaluating new opportunities for the company to expand its pioneering work with college and high school students in the global knowledge space.

He holds a Master of Science in Social Anthropology with distinction from Oxford University as well as a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, also with distinction. He received his BA from Columbia, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Mr. Balboni has traveled widely including two and a half years residing in Istanbul while researching his doctoral dissertation on the lasting impacts of Westernization and European imperialism on the state of contemporary Turkish democracy and society. While at Berkeley, he has taught undergraduates in anthropology, history, and political theory, and published multiple articles in both peer-reviewed journals and mainstream publications in the US and the UK. He is fluent in Turkish and has intermediate level Arabic and Italian and is currently learning Russian.