Cofounder, XO Group Inc.
Motivated by the excruciating process of planning her own wedding, Carley Roney made it her mission to find a fun, hip, user-generated resource for couples planning their weddings. The wedding world was in dire need for a new voice, and the web was the perfect place to break ground. In 1996, Roney founded TheKnot.com with her husband (XO Group Chairman of The Board, David Liu) and two other business partners.
The Knot has since transformed the wedding landscape as the leading wedding resource and most-trafficked online wedding destination.
As the country's best modern wedding and lifestyle expert, Roney frequently offers inspiring and sensible advice on television, radio, internet, and print outlets nationwide. Roney helped to develop NBC’s TODAY show's groundbreaking interactive wedding planning series “Today Ties The Knot” and was featured as the series’ key expert year after year. She has also appeared on top television shows and channels, including Oprah, ABC’s The View, LIVE! With Kelly & Michael, CBS This Morning, E!, CNN, Inside Edition, and The FOX News Report, and has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She's a seasoned speaker who's invited to headline many bridal and lifestyle industry events across the country.
Roney has authored over a dozen books in partnership with publishers Random House, Chronicle Books, and Clarkson Potter. She has spearheaded the editorial development of a video-on-demand service with Comcast Cable and the launch of The Knot TV -- a nonstop streaming video channel on TheKnot.com.
When not working or playing with her three children, Roney most enjoys planning dinner parties for family and friends in her chic and modern Brooklyn loft. She is a native of Rhode Island and currently works with her partners in SoHo, New York City.
Editor in Chief, The Knot
As Editor in Chief of The Knot and TheKnot.com, Rebecca Dolgin lives and breathes weddings day in and day out. With her extensive experience working in magazines and fresh editorial approach, Rebecca is at the cutting edge of the wedding industry and leads her editorial staff in the creation of magazines, books, websites, content syndication, social media & mobile apps. Rebecca recently spearheaded the revamped design for The Knot magazine, creating a luxe, fashion-forward and exciting new feel for The Knot.
Rebecca is regularly tapped for her wedding knowledge, including trends, tips, planning advice, etiquette conundrums and more and has been interviewed by top media outlets including Today, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TLC’s Cake Boss, CBS Moneywatch, CNN International and more.
Prior to joining The Knot, Rebecca was Executive Editor of Life & Style, where she was responsible for repositioning the magazine to incorporate service and bringing a lifestyle component to news stories. Previously, she was Beauty and Fashion Director at All You magazine, and Senior Editor at MORE magazine and Parenting Magazine. Rebecca lives in Westchester with her husband and loves having her nieces and nephews over to play with their cool aunt.
Site Director, TheKnot.com
As Site Director of TheKnot.com, Anja Winikka combines her writing and editing skills with her weddings expertise to bring the most of-the-moment wedding trends to millions of engaged couples across the country.
Anja immersed herself in the weddings industry at a young age, when she took a job as a weddings coordinator at a local reception space, helping to make hundreds of couples’ wedding days perfect. In addition to editing, researching and reporting on a variety of topics for the TheKnot.com, ranging in subject from getting engaged to planning tips and wedding style ideas, Anja can be found pouring over trending topics and conversation among the thousands of brides that are a part of TheKnot.com community.
Anja has been a popular source for wedding trends, planning tips and advice and etiquette and has also served as an expert for the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC 20/20, CNN Headline News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and local news segments across the country. Anja recently married her best friend on a ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Her favorite part about planning her wedding was traveling to Costa Rica to work with wedding dress designer Melissa Sweet on her own custom gown. Anja lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her new husband Ben and their dog and cat, Charlie and Bella.
As an Editor at TheKnot.com, Jamie Miles handles content production for TheKnot.com. From delivering content weekly to MSN, Yahoo, Huffington Post and more, to writing wedding news pieces, Real Wedding stories and articles, Jamie creates content for the TheKnot.com.
Jamie is a popular source for wedding trends, etiquette, tips and advice in national and local newspapers and websites and has also appeared on the Fox & Friends, PIX Morning News and local news segments across the country.
Jamie is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a concentration in magazine journalism. Prior to The Knot, Jamie’s writing could be found at New York Weddings, New York magazine and More magazine.
She was born and bred in Upstate New York and currently lives in New York City. She loves to travel and fell in love with Europe when she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. Jamie predicts she'll be having a small destination wedding when it comes time for her own!
Cofounder, XO Group Inc.
Soon after Carley, her husband, and a couple of friends dreamt up TheKnot.com, she realized that thousands of Knottie brides were sticking around the site’s vibrant community long after the honeymoon. Once connected by their shared wedding planning experiences, these newlyweds were soon talking about moving in together, what to make for dinner, and how to save up for their first house. After witnessing a demand for answers to navigating married life (due to a void of helpful resources), Roney spearheaded the launch of The Nest to offer relief for hip and harried couples. From managing mothers-in-law to mastering marital finances to making the decision to start a family, Roney has all of the know-how on starting out as Mr. & Mrs.
Roney shares her advice for making marriage work on TheNest.com, in her two books, The Nest Newlywed Handbook and The Nest Home Design Handbook, and regularly appears on top TV shows and channels, from NBC’s TODAY, CNN, ABC's The View, and more.
Rebecca Dolgin Editor in Chief, XO Group Inc.
Ever wonder who’s responsible for all of those creative ideas flowing from The Nest? Meet Executive Editor of The Nest, Rebecca Dolgin. Basking in the young-married stage herself, Dolgin can relate to the newlywed issues that Nesties are going through, making her the perfect spokesperson for The Nest. Rebecca’s responsibilities -- like managing The Nest production, content syndication, The Nest books, and new products -- have her appropriately and forever emerged in young marrieds’ land where she stays atop all things Nestie.
Carley Roney Cofounder, XO Group Inc.
Since cofounding XO Group, Carley has built one of the web’s largest network of lifestyle websites -- all while enduring three pregnancies, countless late-night breastfeeding sessions, toddler milestones, and temper tantrums. She’s poured years of hard-won mommy wisdom into The Bump and is excited to fill first-time parents in on all the things she wishes she’d known. Roney resides in Brooklyn, where she enjoys her daughter Havana’s dance recitals, park hopping with her sons Cairo and Dublin.
Rebecca DolginEditor in Chief, XO Group Inc.
Rebecca Dolgin is Editor in Chief at XO Group Inc. overseeing the content for all brands, which include, The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, and WeddingChannel.com. With her extensive magazine publishing experience and fresh editorial approach, Rebecca leads the XO Group Inc. editorial staff in the creation of the company’s magazines, books, content syndication, websites and social & mobile applications.
Prior to joining XO Group Inc., Rebecca was Executive Editor of Life & Style, where she was responsible for repositioning the magazine to incorporate service and bringing a lifestyle component to news stories. Previously, she was Beauty and Fashion Director at All You magazine, and Senior Editor at MORE magazine and Parenting Magazine.
Rebecca has been interviewed by top media outlets including Today, Associated Press, TLC’s Cake Boss, CBS Moneywatch and CNN.
As Editor of TheBump.com, Alison Bernstein combines her writing, editing and producing skills with her parenting expertise to bring the most of-the-moment parenting trends to millions of moms across the country.
Alison joined XO Group Inc. in 1996 (in fact, she was employee #5!) and immersed herself in all things pregnancy and parenting with the launch of TheBump.com in 2008. Alison also heads up all the editorial video content development for XO Group Inc., including baby care basics, latest nursery décor and food & nutrition. When she’s not busy producing and editing, or posting answers to mommy questions, Alison is busy running about town with her three kids.
Alison has been a popular source for parenting trend and mom advice, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and local NBC, FOX and PIX news segments across the country.