Hi, I'm Reed Kavner.
I'm an internet creator and comedy producer in New York City. I love collaborating with creative people on projects that take dumb ideas very seriously or find some fun in the ordinary.
My work has been featured in places like The New York Times, Gizmodo, and The Verge. In 2018, I was a TruTV Comedy Breakout finalist at the New York Television Festival.
Recent ProjectsAllergies or a Cold?
Compare your area's pollen count with its cold and flu index to diagnose your runny nose.@fashionbot2000
A Twitter bot that uses machine learning to generate fashion insights and advice. A collaboration with comedian/illustrator/podcaster Max Wittert.a++
Discover must-listen episodes from the best podcasts. A collaboration with Fresh Air editor Mooj Zadie and a small army of volunteer curators.
Greatest HitsBillboard Magazine
As Director of Product at Billboard, I led the development of digital products for our readers and editors, including a major redesign of the Billboard Charts in 2018. I also acted as a digital producer for editorial and sponsored initiatives like the magazine's open letter to congress and the Webby-nominated Back to the Block series.Rezhound
I built Rezhound to help me get tables at the country's toughest-to-book restaurants and to teach myself to program in Python. It has since gained a loyal following of foodie fans and has been featured everywhere from Gizmodo to The New York Frickin' Times.Fav Forever
Many longtime Twitter users were upset when the company replaced the beloved "favorite" star with a heart icon. Three hours after the change, I released Fav Forever, a Chrome extension to bring the stars back. Mashable and The Verge want to #favforever.The New Forker
An interactive map of restaurants reviewed in The New Yorker’s Tables for Two column from 2005-2015. One New Yorker editor called it "cool dataviz" and "copyright infringement." The magazine has since built their own map that picks up where this project left off.