Ad Fontes Media Team

Senior Leadership

Vanessa Otero

Vanessa Otero

 Founder and CEO

Vanessa is a licensed patent attorney in the Denver, Colorado area with a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Denver. She is the original creator of the Media Bias Chart (October 2016), and founded Ad Fontes Media in February of 2018 to fulfill the need revealed by the popularity of the chart — the need for a map to help people navigate the complex media landscape, and for comprehensive content analysis of media sources themselves. Vanessa regularly speaks on the topic of media bias and polarization to a variety of audiences.

Crista Bailey Ad Fontes Media Advisory Board
Crista Bailey, CRO
Daina Middleton, Strategic Advisor
Robert Rapplean
Robert Rapplean, CTO

Analyst Team

Allen Bud Carter Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Bud Carter
Vaishali Dhariwal Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Vaishali Dhariwal
Rhodell Fields Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Rhodell Fields
Erin Fox Ramirez Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Erin Fox-Ramirez
Jennifer Furlong Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Jennifer Furlong
Kevin Green Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Kevin Green
Shakira Rae Harrison Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Shakira Rae Harrison
Arlene Hooper Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Arlene Hooper
Amber Horan Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Amber Horan
Kimberly Huffman Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Kimberly Huffman
Melanie Kolden Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Melanie Kolden
Nancy Leichter
Dan Madsen Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Dan Madsen
Andrew McGee Ad Fontes Media
Andrew McGee
Brandon Muller Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Brandon Muller
Elizabeth Murphy Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Elizabeth Murphy
Ria Otero
Ria Otero
Terry Pflaumer Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Terry Pflaumer
Laura Plamondon Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Laura Plamondon
Julie Rainbow Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Julie Rainbow
Blake Ryan Schaefer Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Blake Ryan Schaefer
Murry Smith Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Murry Smith
Mary Ann Taylor Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Mary Ann Taylor
Jeff VonWald
Jeff VonWald
David Walsh Ad Fontes Media Analyst
David Walsh
Sara_Webb Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Sara Webb
Wes Wells Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Wes Wells
Meisam Zamanabadi Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Meisam Zamanabadi
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Chrishan Anketell
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Katherine Challis
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Kay Doughty
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Kashief Harrison
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Roshen T. Mathew
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Grant Murphy
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Max Thibodeaux

Client Services, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Operations

Julie Bachmann
Vaishali Dhariwal Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Vaishali Dhariwal
Erin Fox Ramirez Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Erin Fox-Ramirez
Beth Heldebrandt Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Beth Heldebrandt
Amber Horan Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Amber Horan
Andrew McGee Ad Fontes Media
Andrew McGee
Brandon Muller Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Brandon Muller
Ria Otero
Ria Otero
Robert Rapplean
Robert Rapplean
Steven Specht
Vatsal Vador
Vatsal Vador
Veronica Vantuno
Veronica Vantuno
Jeff VonWald
Jeff VonWald
Sara_Webb Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Sara Webb
Moreno Weilenmann
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Roshen T. Mathew
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Grant Murphy
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Max Thibodeaux

Analyst Alums

Jessica Beegle Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Jessica Beegle
Jeffrey Bell Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Jeffrey Bell
Arlene Hooper Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Cassandra Benefield
Darrell Chatraw Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Darrell Chatraw
Brooke Criswell Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Brooke Criswell
Shawn Davis Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Shawn Davis
Kenneth Gross Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Ken Gross
Sarah Hood Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Sara Hood
Rachel Hooper Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Rachel Hooper
Betty Jung Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Betty Jung
Bernard McCoy Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Bernard McCoy
Alan Ng Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Alan Ng
Bill L. Smith Ad Fontes Media Analyst
Bill L. Smith
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Valerie Gudino
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Elise Matson
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Mark Monday
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Valerie T.