Jordan Chariton, Status Coup CEO, is an independent progressive journalist who’s worked inside, and outside, the belly of the corporate media beast for over a decade.
Chariton began his journalism career in journalism’s house of horrors—Fox News—booking and producing an online news show. From Fox, he crossed Sixth avenue to produce and book at MSNBC. After three years of cable news, Chariton decided the corporatization and sensationalism of corporate media was the antithesis to his brand of citizen and community-focused journalism, so he bolted. After nearly two years producing digital videos for NYC’s lecture hall 92nd Street Y, Chariton began reporting in the digital arena, writing for TVNewser and TheWrap.com.
In 2015, Chariton joined The Young Turks as its first field reporter, immediately jumping on the campaign trail. While covering the campaign, he began ripping the microphone away from the pundits and “experts” and, instead, interviewing every day Americans struggling in a rigged economy and political system. Chariton grew in prominence for his dogged reporting at the Standing Rock demonstrations in North Dakota, often serving as the only national reporter there to show the brutalization being perpetrated against Native Americans and environmental activists. He also became known for his reporting in Flint, Michigan on the ongoing water crisis—predominately after the corporate media cameras left. His tagline on camera represents his worldview:
“Most people aren’t lacking compassion. Most people have no fu**ing” idea what’s going on.”
Jenn Dize, Status Coup President
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