“We get 90% of our stories from insiders looking to spill the beans like hairstylists, bodyguards or bitter ex-girlfriends” says Fred Mwangaguhunga, founder of MediaTakeOut.com.
The blog-style gossip website caters to people that are interested in drama. It focuses on the “urban market” and claims to be “The Most Visited Urban Website in the World”. The site has an Alexa ranking of 1,231 as of May 21, 2011.
Mwangaguhunga is a former corporate lawyer. He was born to Ugandan parents in Washington, D.C., a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, and received two degrees from Columbia University.
He recently gave his first video interview regarding the site and its future:
Exclusives have been quoted by BET Style, MTV News, the Page Six column of the New York Post, and by popular radio personalities including Wendy Williams, Howard Stern, The Early Show, and Tom Joyner. Media Take Out reports that it has also broken several stories, including Remy Ma‘s criminal charges and Michael Jordan‘s divorce.