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Quibi and Vox Media Studios Expand Partnership with New Daily Explainer Show

‘ANSWERED’ by Vox will premiere Monday, April 20 as part of Quibi’s Daily Essentials slate

Today, Quibi and Vox Media announced ‘ANSWERED’ by Vox, a new daily COVID-19 explainer series, produced by Vox and Vox Media Studios. The show premieres Monday, April 20 and will be available as part of Quibi’s Daily Essentials offering. ‘ANSWERED’ by Vox is hosted by Cleo Abram, whose credits include Vox’s YouTube Originals show ‘GLAD YOU ASKED’ and Vox’s Netflix show ‘EXPLAINED.’

‘ANSWERED’ by Vox will tap into Vox’s acclaimed service journalism and help audiences understand the most crucial aspects of the global pandemic, explaining not only what’s happening, but why it’s happening, and what is important. Featuring in-depth interviews with subject matter experts and Vox’s signature motion design and data visualization graphics, each five to six minute episode will provide evidence-based explanations of the coronavirus crisis.

“People are searching for clarity in this incredibly confusing and overwhelming moment in history, and Vox is known for clear, human explanations,” said Emily Anderson, Executive Director, Vox TV and Longform. “We hope this show will answer people’s most crucial questions, providing clarity and depth on a single topic at a time. Quibi is telling a number of powerful big stories, and we’re excited to help the platform tell the biggest story of the moment.”

‘ANSWERED’ by Vox premieres Monday, April 20 only on Quibi. New episodes will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first two weeks and then every weekday starting on Monday, May 4.

‘ANSWERED’ by Vox is produced by Vox and Vox Media Studios. It is the second Daily Essentials show produced by Vox Media Studios - ‘SPEEDRUN’ by Polygon premiered on Quibi with the launch of the platform.

Cleo Abram is a creator for Vox’s video team, where she’s produced episodes for Vox’s YouTube Originals show Glad You Asked and Vox’s Netflix show Explained, as well as Vox Video’s Open Sourced project. Her work spans a wide array of subjects including our chances of survival on Mars and the effects of online beauty culture for “Glad You Asked;” diamonds and coding for “Explained;” and the hidden consequences of tech for Open Sourced. Her full portfolio across Vox Video consists of stories that reveal how systems work and highlight the wonder of the world around us. In her spare time, she produces “Hey Kid,” a series that documents her life, for her future kids. She graduated from Columbia, and lives in New York City with her Australian Shepherd, Thor. Follow Cleo on Twitter @cleoabram.

Vox explains the news. In a world of too much information and too little context, too much noise and too little insight - Vox’s journalists candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters, empowering its audience with the context they need to answer questions they didn’t know they had. Vox is home to influential verticals including Recode, The Goods, and The Highlight; a robust podcast lineup featuring “Today, Explained,” “The Weeds,” “The Ezra Klein Show,” “Switched on Pop,” “Recode Decode,” and more; and award-winning video production with popular series like “Borders” and “EarWorm” on YouTube, “Glad You Asked” for YouTube Originals, and “Explained” on Netflix.

Quibi is a mobile only media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy mobile viewing, allowing today’s leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. For more information visit Follow Quibi on Facebook @QuibiUS and on Twitter @Quibi.

Vox Media Studios is a full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks – Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture – to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms. Vox Media Studios is home to the Vox Media Podcast Network – one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically-diverse collections of high-quality podcasts, with more than 200 active shows – and Epic, the award-winning, storytelling powerhouse with dozens of film and TV projects in Hollywood, including Argo, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and “Little America” on Apple TV+.

Based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent suppliers of premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners including: Eater’s “No Passport Required” on PBS; Vox’s “Explained” – including “The Mind, Explained” and “Sex, Explained” on Netflix; “American Style” on CNN; Polygon’s “Speedrun by Polygon” on Quibi; and “‘Creators for Change’ with Michelle Obama: Girls’ Education,” “Retro Tech,” and Vox’s “Glad You Asked” on YouTube. Forthcoming projects from Vox Media Studios include: “Eater’s Guide to the World” and “Family Style” on Hulu.