The modern Fusion Media Group is about a year and a half in the making. Univision first expanded by buying The Root from The Washington Post, and then a stake in The Onion.
In August, it bought Gawker Media for $135 million in a bankruptcy sale after the publisher lost a lawsuit against Hulk Hogan. The Gawker sites – Jalopnik, Kokatu, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker and Gizmodo – became part of the Gizmodo Media Group (GMG).
Mia Libby led advertising at Gawker Media for four years before the transition. At Fusion Media Group, she manages a team of 30 as senior vice president of ad sales.