BA 1991, Communication
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, LilaMax Media, New York, NY
Jane King is a 1991 graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in Communications. Jane began her television career at WLFI-TV in Lafayette where she was an anchor and reporter. During that time, Jane also taught a few classes at Purdue in broadcast journalism. After WLFI, Jane began to specialize in financial and business reporting and went on to cover consumer issues at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, and the stock market for both CNN and Bloomberg Television. In January 2014, Jane started her own company with a business partner, LilaMax Media LLC, where she provides financial news content from the NASDAQ in Times Square for local television stations around the country including WISH in Indianapolis, KRON TV in San Francisco, KING in Seattle, and Thestreet.com. LilaMax Media recently launched a weekly, 30 minute show that airs on both KRON’s broadcast and streaming. Services. The show focuses on technology and entrepreunership. During her career, Jane has covered the dot com bust, the 2008/2009 financial crisis and provided live reports for CNN and local TV stations from the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001.
LilaMax Media was created in January 2014. It’s a multimedia content company delivering consumer/business news to television and internet news organizations. Jane King, along with long time TV syndicator Robert Morris, started LilaMax Media and have grown the company from 12 TV stations to now 72 TV station and 2 internet entities. LilaMax Media content originates from the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square and is provided and updated daily.
Jane lives in Manhattan with her husband, fellow Purdue grad Gene Schafer and her two children, Max and Lila, who love to come to Kokomo and the farm in Greentown and are quickly becoming Boilermaker fans.