Carlos Watson

Carlos Watson

Co-Founder & CEO of OZY Media

Carlos is an entrepreneur and Emmy-winning journalist based in Silicon Valley. In 2013, Carlos co-founded OZY, a fresh, cutting-edge source of news, culture and ideas for the Change Generation – a premium audience of smart millennials and stylish Gen X’ers. In just 5 years, OZY has built a strong brand and business – on TV, in person (via festivals), in ear (via Podcasts), and online to a loyal, sticky fan base of 50M+.

Carlos brings to OZY a textured background in both business and media. He is the host of OZY's award-winning primetime TV shows: The Contenders (BBC), Breaking Big (Amazon) and Defining Moments (Hulu). Carlos also anchored shows on CNN and MSNBC, hosted a series of Emmy-winning interview specials, and is one of the youngest members on the board at NPR.

As a businessman, Carlos built Achieva College Prep Services into one of the nation's largest college prep companies before selling it to the Washington Post/Kaplan. He also worked as the Global Head of Education Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

The son and grandson of teachers, Watson graduated with honors from Harvard and Stanford Law School, where he was Editor of the Law Review. Once named one of People Magazine's Hottest Bachelors, Watson is a "would be Steph Curry" and an "aspiring Steven Wright." His favorite TV shows include Peaky Blinders, Fauda, and the Same Sky.