Newly-Created Position to Lead Podcast Content Strategy and Development for Largest Audio Network in America
New York, February 12, 2019 — Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces the strategic hire of John Wordock in the newly-created role of Executive Editor, Podcasting. Wordock will assume his responsibilities on February 15, 2019.
In this position, John is responsible for content strategy and development for Westwood One Podcast Network. He is based in New York City, reporting directly to Suzanne Grimes, President of Westwood One.
Wordock joins Westwood One from The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently served as Executive Producer, Podcasts. In this position, he grew total monthly audience over 2000%, guided the multi-department team that launched the chart-topping podcast The Future of Everything, and developed many other successful shows from planning to distribution.
An award-winning editor and producer, Wordock is no stranger to Westwood One, having served as Executive Editor of The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.com Radio Networks, which were at one time syndicated by the network. Prior to The Wall Street Journal, John held positions at CBS MarketWatch, the Associated Press and Bloomberg TV.
“As the fastest organically-growing podcast network in the U.S. in 2018, Westwood One is thrilled to welcome John to the leadership team,” said Grimes. “With almost 15 years of experience in podcast development, production, and distribution, coupled with his journalistic roots, John will help us expand our content portfolio with a commitment to quality and scale.”
Wordock said, “I’m honored to be joining a company with such a robust history and strong commitment to audio. I look forward to working closely with Suzanne Grimes and the team as we continue to fuel the meteoric growth of Westwood One Podcast Network.”
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
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