Shane Smith is CEO and founder of the youth media company VICE. As an expert on global youth culture and a critically acclaimed journalist, Smith is one of the digital entertainment industry’s most respected executives. He has been profiled by publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. As one of VICE’s leading on-air correspondents and executive producers, Smith has reported from such far-flung locations as North Korea, Sudan, Libya, Afghanistan and Liberia.
Suroosh Alvi is the co-founder of VICE, and is considered an expert on global youth culture and music, a critically acclaimed journalist, and executive producer of film. He has hosted and produced award-winning documentaries investigating controversial issues, movements, and subcultures across the globe, including conflict minerals in Congo, the Iraq war, and the rise of the Taliban of Pakistan.
Thomas Morton has worked at VICE since 2004, writing and editing for the magazine before becoming the online editor for VICE's website. During his tenure at the magazine, Thomas wrote first-hand accounts of infiltrating religious cults, competitive binge-eating, living with a Dominican family for a week, and was the first non-Juggalo to attend and report on the Gathering of the Juggalos. He has also covered environmental catastrophes in the Pacific Ocean, the Louisiana Gulf coast, and Brazilian Amazon as well as interviewing rapper and fellow Georgian Young Jeezy, poorly. He is a fan of English jangle-pop in the style of groups like Felt and Biff Bang Pow.
Ryan Duffy began his career at VICE as a lowly intern while attending NYU and studying journalism. He started out sorting mail and arranging back issues, but as VICE turned from a magazine into a full-on media juggernaut, Duffy’s star quickly rose. Duffy is one of the network's main correspondents, traveling to fun and terrifying destinations all over the globe and covering everything from the Arab Spring - where he was jailed in Cairo - to donkey- fucking in Colombia. Duffy has befriended convicted murderers and Russian mobsters-turned-reality-TV-czars, scaled empty high-rises in China's Ghost Towns, and raced reindeer in Norway.