C-NTRL is a site for anyone seeking uniquely curated news, technology and trends, and luxury lifestyle offerings. We offer first-looks into exclusive and unique experiences and share it with the others in the community.
Abigail Bassett is the owner and editor of CNTRL Media, a content and media company that offers professional written and video content and management. Abigail is also a television presenter and conference and panel host who has worked with and represented several top-tier media outlets at major events, including SXSW and the JBL Festival in Las Vegas.
Abigail is a freelance content creator and curator whose work has appeared in publications including Forbes, Fortune, Money Magazine, Yahoo, Maxim, Cool Hunting, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event, or into the world of wellness, beauty and travel.
She also advises Fortune 500 companies on ways to hone their brand storytelling and produces television and satellite media tours for major international and domestic companies and media outlets. She has spent many years as a ghostwriter for well-known C-suite leaders, and her work regularly appears on Business.com, Thrive Global, and The Huffington Post.
Before launching her business, Abigail was a Senior Producer at CNN Business, the premier business news website for CNN. She also kept CNTRL Media up and running while she spent a year as the Senior Director of Social Media, Video and Photography at Edmunds, the car-buying site.
As a Senior Producer, she managed a large team of freelance and full-time video producers who created compelling daily and weekly business news video for the Web. She worked with everything from breaking news to feature content and across platform with CNN, CNN.com, Fortune, and Money Magazine to increase the dimension and breadth of the CNNMoney video content and boost brand awareness while creating a compelling and user-friendly video experience for visitors.
Abigail spearheaded the creation of CNNMoney’s automotive, homes, and luxury video content and was most recently featured in Vanity Fair as a Top 10 Auto Journalist. Abigail also recently hosted a panel at the TriBeCa Film Festival Disruptive Innovation Awards, talking with technology thought leaders about The Changing Face of Innovation.
Prior to being a Senior Producer Abigail was a Digital Video Producer with CNNMoney, establishing the video brand online through engaging online business news video content—shooting, writing, editing, and hosting any number of online spots on a daily basis. She single-handedly drove video page views up more than 200% in less than a year.
Before moving to dotcom, Abigail was a television news producer with CNN, covering stories ranging from personal finance to politics; national and international disasters to war coverage. She has contributed to coverage on major news stories, including the second Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the Pope’s death, and President Reagan’s funeral. She began her career at CNN as an Editorial Producer for Lou Dobbs Tonight, booking and interviewing major world leaders on numerous topics. During her time there, she earned an Emmy for contributing to the Broken Borders series.
Before her work at CNN, Abigail worked with Barbara Walters as an Associate Producer on her The Barbara Walters Specials. She has also worked on several talk show and reality show pilots, as well as the Academy Award, winning Martin Scorsese film, The Gangs of New York.
Abigail is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School For Communications in Los Angeles. She lives in Los Angeles, with her dog, Koha, and her lifelong partner, (who is also in publishing), Nelson.