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SavageTakes.com was founded by Dartmouth College classmates Joshua Riddle and David Rufful. Josh and David began reporting online and providing original commentary as students at Dartmouth in 2009. Over the past ten years, Josh and David have generated nearly two billion page views. SavageTakes is one of the fast-growing news media companies in the world.
In a technological era driven fiercely by the media, the mission and goal of SavageTakes is to provide fast and reliable updates on breaking news and current events. Our editorial team provides real-time reporting that is factual, trusted, and delivered to our tens of millions of monthly subscribers. The site has been profitable throughout its history without any outside funding or debt. Throughout its history, the site has ranked among the Top 100 Desktop Sites and Top 50 Mobile Sites in the US, as verified by Quantcast.

As a result of this success, Josh and David have appeared on a number of nationally televised programs, including Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox & Friends, Huckabee, and VH1’s Best Week Ever. They have also appeared in The Huffington Post, Playboy Magazine, The O’Reilly Factor, Daily Kos, Power Line Blog, MTV and many nationally syndicated radio shows.
Fun Facts At 6’9″ and 6’4″, Josh and David played division one college basketball for the men’s varsity team at Dartmouth College. They were also editors of the preeminent college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. Prior to college, Josh and David both studied at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. Josh is native of Denver, Colorado. David is from Warwick, Rhode Island.

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