Ken Kurson

Founder and CEO

Ken Kurson served as the editor in chief of the New York Observer from 2013 to 2017. During his tenure, Kurson led the transformation of the publication to became a digitally focused, national outlet growing from 1.1 million monthly unique users to 6 million and increasing page views nearly sevenfold to 20 million. Kurson was named 2014’s Journalist of the Year by Algemeiner magazine. At the Observer, Kurson personally broke dozens of stories, including unearthing audio of Hillary Clinton proposing to rig the 2006 Palestinian Elections, a campaign by Samsung to undermine activist investor Elliott Management that resulted in Congressional inquiry and a change in Samsung policy, and the revelation that a boy investor who had supposedly earned $72 million made up the entire story. Kurson has appeared on television and radio hundreds of times worldwide. Kurson frequently wrote about cryptocurrency in the Observer and under his editorship, the publication printed some of the best-read stories on the topic, including an epic feature about the race to succeed bitcoin. Prior to the Observer, Kurson was chief operating officer for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee. A highly accomplished author, Kurson authored four books and co-authored with former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani the No. 1 best-selling book Leadership. Kurson wrote the money coverage for Esquire magazine for 17 years, including his story in 2013 about bitcoin, which was an early mention of the currency in the mainstream media and the very first mention of ripple in the mainstream media.


Kevin Sanders

President and General Manager

Kevin Sanders was the general manager and head of sales at Observer New Jersey before creating co-founding Sea of Reeds Media. Prior to that, Sanders owned and managed several small businesses. He has helped grow Sea of Reeds from a single property to six different media sites with authority in areas about which people feel real check-in-several-times-a-day passion, including politics and culture. A trained and accomplished photographer with a deep background in Hollywood filmmaking, Sanders has also been instrumental in launching Sea of Reeds Films, which is currently in production on the company’s third offering. If you’ve got something to say to one of Sea of Reeds’ smart, engaged audiences, Sanders will work with you to create a budget and campaign that will deliver your message.


Melody Kurson

Vice President
Melody Kurson joined Sea of Reeds Media in 2020 as Vice President of Operations and has since seen her role expand to include development of the company’s AudioHopper app. Born and raised in London, she is a graduate of the University of Leeds. She holds a Masters from Rutgers University and became a US citizen in the late 20-teens. Her interest in media companies is long-standing; her late father is the founder of Wienerworld, an independent music label in London that exists to this day. Before joining Sea of Reeds, Melody was the director of curriculum at a private school in New Jersey