NEW YORK, 3 October 2022
–– Eurasia Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Evan Solomon as the new Publisher of GZERO Media
and member of the Management Committee of Eurasia Group. This is a critical step in achieving our strategic goals to expand our diverse media platforms and reach a broader audience around the world.
For over 25 years, Solomon has been one of Canada's preeminent journalists, most recently as the host of both CTV News Channel's benchmark nightly political program “Power Play” and of the most watched political TV show in Canada, the Sunday morning program “Question Period.” He was also the host of the iHeartRadio/Bell Media daily nationally syndicated radio program “The Evan Solomon Show.” He will continue to appear as a Special Commentator for CTV covering major Canadian news stories and global events.
Solomon has a long history of building brands and creating programs, starting as the co-founder of the pioneering Shift Magazine, an international magazine about digital culture, and as the founder of the Sirius XM show and podcast “Everything is Political.” Solomon has also hosted the PBS series “Masters of Technology”, and CBC shows such as “Power and Politics,” “CBC News: Sunday,” “The House,” and “FutureWorld”. He has reported on events around the world from places such as Europe, Asia and Iran, and has interviewed key political figures from prime ministers and presidents to the Dalai Lama.
The Canadian Screen award-winning Solomon has written and edited five best-selling books, including “Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything” and “Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, How to Solve the World's Food Crisis.” He has been a columnist for Macleans Magazine and the Globe and Mail.
“With so much happening so quickly in the world, Evan's extensive background in digital media and global politics is uniquely relevant,” said Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. “His journalistic and editorial prowess coupled with his brand-building expertise will be an immense asset to Eurasia Group as GZERO Media continues to grow and deliver trusted, balanced coverage.”
Evan is excited to expand the footprint of GZERO Media into new programs and partnerships to meet the growing demand to understand the rapidly changing world in an accessible, engaging fashion. From podcasts to television programs, from live events to the essential daily Signal newsletter, the next phase of GZERO Media will deliver the most timely, fearless, non-partisan analysis anywhere in the world.
“With thanks to our Vice Chairman Gerald Butts who kept us rowing in the right direction as Interim Chair of GZERO Media, I can't wait to work with Evan, the GZERO team and the unparalleled analyst team at Eurasia Group, to grow GZERO and its quest to cut through the spin and conventional political wisdom and zero in on perspectives and ideas that matter most right now,” said Maziar Minovi, CEO of Eurasia Group.
Solomon's appointment is effective on October 17th and he will be based in Eurasia Group's New York City office.
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About Eurasia Group:
Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they invest or do business. Our expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. With our best-in-class advisory and consulting offerings and GZERO Media, the Eurasia Group umbrella provides the marketplace with a complete political risk solution. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington, London, San Francisco, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. "Politics first” grounds our work: Politics is the lens through which we view the world, and we are committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests.
About GZERO Media:
GZERO Media is a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. It was created in 2017 as a subsidiary of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk analysis firm. In addition to producing the national public television program GZERO World with Ian Bremmer and its companion podcast, GZERO Media publishes the regular newsletter Signal, and daily text and video stories at gzeromedia.com and across social media channels.
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