Charlotte Agenda Mission & Team

Why we exist:
Charlotte Agenda exists to make Charlotte the smartest, most human city in the world.

What we are:
User’s guide to Charlotte.

What we do:
We publish 5-10 stories a day on a website and send a handcrafted newsletter early each morning around 7 a.m. (sign up). We also do original reporting straight to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.

How large are we?

  • Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,000+
  • Monthly Pageviews: 1,200,000+
  • Daily Newsletter Subscribers: 34,000+ (45% open rate)
  • Instagram Following: 97,000+
  • Organic Facebook Reach: 1,000,000+

What we believe:
We believe in simplicity.
We believe that readers are smart and should be treated as such.
We believe in working with your best friends.
We believe that great cities drive civilization forward and Charlotte is a great city.
We believe in only doing things if you can be #1 in the world at those things.
We believe that while ideas matter, execution matters more.
We believe in doing things that we’re deeply passionate about.
We believe in drinking beer at work.
We believe that while data matters, human instincts matter more.
We believe that innovation comes from small teams given extreme freedom.
We believe that great stories can come from anyone.
We believe in only doing things that make Mom proud.
We believe that you must face reality as it is, not as you wish it to be.
We believe in being straightforward, transparent and honest.
We believe that it’s always about people.


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Andrew Dunn – Editor-in-Chief & Lead Analyst
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Katie Levans – Creative Director & Senior Writer
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Cristina Wilson – Chief Operating Officer
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Ted Williams – Publisher
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Kylie Moore – Associate Editor

Lizzy Sirkin – Digital Strategist

Lindsey Williams – Operations
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Jason Murtha – Lead Technologist

Christain Billings – Lead Designer/UX