theSkimm’s Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg with Hoda Kotb


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Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg co-founded theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter, from their couch in 2012. Drawing on the founders’ backgrounds as NBC News producers, theSkimm is reimagining the idea of morning television and changing the way female millennials receive news and information. Its inaugural product — The Daily Skimm — is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, with an engaged community of well over 3.5 million active subscribers and an industry-crushing open rate. They discuss their success and much more with Today co-host Hoda Kotb.