HillReporter.com’s New Owner — Roman Romanuk

HillReporter is a Google News partner and Getty Images licensee. Regular readers of HillReporter.com know that the site was at one time, managed by the Krassenstein Brothers, Ed, and Brian. Twitter banned the two from its platform in May of 2019. After they were ousted from Twitter, they decided it was time for them to move on to other projects. They didn’t want HillReporter.com to end completely, recognizing it as an important resource for readers trying to keep up with the news of the day.

So the decision was made to sell the site to a new buyer back in October of 2019. The new owner — Roman Romanuk, an internet entrepreneur and businessman, quickly and graciously stepped up to the plate to help usher the site into a new era. Readers of delivering the same news and opinion articles you’ve come to rely on. Yet, exciting changes are coming. Regular readers of HillReporter.com already know that HR is still delivering the same news and opinion articles you’ve come to rely on. Yet, exciting changes are coming.

In announcing new ownership, we thought it’d be a good idea for you, the reader, to get to know Roman a little better. I spoke with Roman recently about why he took ownership of the site, and what he thinks about the state of politics today.

What inspired you to become the new owner of HillReporter.com?

I’ve always been interested in politics as a spectator sport. My grandfather was interested in politics and so was my dad. They never held any office but were always following along and talking about politics almost every day. I hope to continue the HillReporter mission: To deliver factually correct news stories. We report on breaking political stories that speak to the current political climate in the United States.

What do you see as the major challenges in the United States political sphere at the moment?

I think the United States is currently experiencing a stress test of the Constitution and rule of law. Our politics have become so polarized, and political norms are being thrown out the window by President Donald Trump. I hope we can return to decency and to norms that were once respected.

I don’t mind if a politician disagrees with me or has different views and pursues different policies — that’s okay. I can live with that and still respect the person. What’s not okay is that we have a leader in the White House that is lying to us every single day. What’s even more frightening is that half of the country believes these lies.

The state of the Union right now is under attack. I’m still optimistic about the future though. America is a special place, and I think we will get rid of this cancer and heal.

What kind of direction are you hoping to take the site in, within the coming months or years?

We are going to create an educational section of the site where people can read more deeply about topics that interest them. We are also going to be starting an email program so that users can catch up on what’s going on directly in their inboxes. We’re also entering into strategic partnerships, and content sharing arrangements with several PAC’s, such as the Democratic Coalition, No Dem Left Behind, and DemCast.

We’ve also added video commentaries to our site, reaching agreements to bring you the best in political ads from some of the best providers in America today, including MeidasTouch and Eleven Films. We are hoping to add more content producers all the time, and our team is hard at work sourcing the best content for our readers. We’ve also invested in our writers. We now have four full-time writers and the editor working hard to make improvements.

Any other future political plans, besides the site?

No political plans here. It’s too dirty of a game for me. I enjoy business, building websites, and doing marketing online too much. However, I do plan to contribute and help market ideas and people that I believe in.


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