Cory Bergman is the director of BreakingNews.com and @breakingnews, a social media startup within msnbc.com. Recently, Cory was the product strategist behind the relaunch of the local news site EveryBlock.com, another msnbc.com property.
He founded Lost Remote back in 1999 after realizing that major media companies were ignoring the revolutionary impact of the internet. It was one of the first blogs on the web.
Separately, Cory is the co-founder of Next Door Media, a network of 10 neighborhood news sites in Seattle. The network includes the popular My Ballard, which won a 2009 Online Journalism Award for community collaboration. It also includes PhinneyWood, which won a national Society of Professional Journalists award in 2010 for deadline reporting.
Prior to msnbc.com, Cory was the director of digital media at KING-TV in Seattle. While at KING5.com, his team won a variety of national awards, including the Edward R. Murrow for overall excellence in 2007 and the EPpy for best broadcast site in 2008. KING5.com also won the first Emmy Award for a podcast in the country. Cory was named one of Seattle’s “40 Under 40″ by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
While at KING TV In 2007, Cory built and launched CitizenRain.com — a site that aggregates posts from over 350 Seattle bloggers in near real-time.
Cory worked for NBC News as a staff assignment editor and later as a freelance field producer. In the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, he was a coordinating producer for NBC at Ground Zero.
He has an MBA from the University of the Pacific.