Launched in Greenville, South Carolina in 2016, 6AM City now operates in seven cities in the Southeast, from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Charleston, South Carolina. Co-founder Ryan Heafy (pictured above), who studied mechanical engineering and previously worked in aerospace, joined Ryan Johnston, whose family has owned the South Carolina-based media company Community Journals, to create a venture focused on delivering curated local news via email. With the state of local news being a topic of increasing interest, 6AM co-founder Ryan Heafy speaks with me about his company's approach, their focus on advertising, and their relationship to the communities in which they operate.
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