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Carly Zakin

b. 1986

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Carly Zakin until we are able to commission a full entry.

Daily Skimm founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg.

Carly Zakin teamed up with longtime friend and fellow journalist Danielle Weisberg to create theSkimm, a daily newsletter aimed at sparking the interest of millennials who often avoid traditional news sources. Zakin and Weisberg met while studying abroad in Rome. On her return to America, Zakin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, briefly interned at CNBC in New Jersey, then worked for MSNBC and Lifetime, creating documentaries and reality television, before joining NBC’s Peacock Productions in New York as an associate producer on their news programming. It was there that she reconnected with Weisberg, and in 2012 the pair quit NBC to create theSkimm, a daily email digest that recasts current events using conversational language, broader context, and a format that breaks stories up into smaller bytes, all geared towards how millennials digest information. In the past 3 years, theSkimm has grown to 16 staffers and 1.5 million subscribers. Keenly aware of how hard it is to change careers, Zakin founded HigherWrite in 2011 to offer resume advice and interview training to clients. Alongside Weisberg, she also lends her expertise to Streetwise Partners and the KIND Fund.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Carly Zakin." (Viewed on November 30, 2023) <>.


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