Madena Parwana, Lou Pellegrino, Rebekah Wineman, and Sarah McCrory Add Muscle to the Podcast Juggernaut
NEW YORK, NY – August 5, 2019 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One Podcast Network has announced the hire of four production experts who are taking on new roles to enhance the network’s exceptional audio content. All four individuals will report to John Wordock, Executive Editor.
Madena Parwana has been named Senior Producer, Core Content. She will help manage and produce podcasts that cover news, lifestyle and entertainment, sports, and business/money. Lou Pellegrino is the Senior Producer, Development. He will manage and assess in-bound podcast pitches as well as help to develop pilots and shows. Rebekah Wineman has been tapped as an Audio Mixing Engineer/Studio Technician, where she will support post-production, sound quality, field engineering, and studio maintenance. Sarah McCrory has been named Associate Producer. She will support hosts, help edit and produce shows, and book guests.
“This latest round of hiring further demonstrates Westwood One’s commitment to quality and scale as we grow our podcast business and serve our extraordinary partners and content providers,” said Wordock. “Madena, Lou, Rebekah, and Sarah have diverse and distinctive skill sets that will greatly contribute to the success and evolution of podcasting at Westwood One.”
Parwana previously served as a producer and associate producer in the Global Radio Division of Bloomberg LP. She produced Bloomberg’s Masters in Business and The Business of Sports podcasts. She was also senior podcast producer and co-host of Unique Radio with Will Castro, and worked as an associate producer/board operator for SiriusXM and as a live TV podcast producer for Inravio.com’s The Gina Cutillo Show.
Prior to joining Westwood One, Pellegrino was the executive producer of Podcasts for Cadence 13 where he produced The Woj Pod and was involved with Pod Save America. He also served as a producer for NBC Sports Radio and an associate producer for DirecTV, and worked as a freelance producer for The Dan Patrick Show and MSG Networks.
Wineman previously worked as an audio engineer for The Wall Street Journal, where she mixed the What’s News podcast. In addition she served as a mixing and mastering engineer for NPR’s Latino USA and In the Thick. She also worked as a concert recording coordinator for McGill University and handled live sound recordings for the Aspen Music Festival.
Before joining Westwood One, McCrory worked as a production coordinator and podcast coordinator for Fox News Channel in both New York City and Washington, DC. She worked on the podcasts Livin’ the Bream and The FOX News Rundown.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio 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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