Celeste LeCompte

Director of Business Development • ProPublica • New York City, NY
Last edited July 21, 2017

Celeste is currently the director of business development at ProPublica, where she works primarily on revenue and partnerships. Previously, she served as a reporter, editor and media entrepreneur. She’s proud to have been part of the launch team for Gigaom Research, a successful experiment in digital subscription products. As director of product and special projects editor at Gigaom, she developed editorial and product strategy, oversaw consumer sales and managed partnerships with major media outlets.

Celeste was also a co-founder and business manager of Climate Confidential, a year-long crowdfunded reporting project that raised more than $60,000 from individuals to cover the intersection of technology and environment. Climate Confidential collaborated with national and local media partners, winning national and local awards for our work. She also advised on product development and content strategy for numerous media companies, nonprofits and corporate clients. In 2015, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where she studied motivations for news consumption, with an eye toward developing new, reader-centric business models.