October 25, 2021

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Cond Nast Hairs Stitcher Content Chief Chris Bannon Appointed Lead Podcast

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Condo Nast Entertainment has announced that it has appointed 25-year-old Audio Programming Development and Production Chris Bannon as Global Audio Chief Senior VP.

Most recently, Ban served five years as Chief Content Officer at Podcast Leader Stitcher. EW Scripps Co. before Stitcher. He left the company in October 2020 after acquiring SiriusXM’s Stitcher, and worked as a senior programming executive and producer at public radio stations WNYC and WBUR.

Bannon’s new role is part of CNE’s ongoing strategic restructuring that prioritizes global entertainment and expands into the podcast space across the brand’s network. Ban will join the company on October 11, reports Agnes Chuke, president of Cando Nast Entertainment.

“Chris ‘leadership, impeccable creative instincts and optimistic approach to audio storytelling have entertained audiences for more than two decades,” said Disney Plus’ recent VP Chu Bannon when announcing his appointment. “We look forward to its impact as we create our best-in-class podcast slate for delivery to our iconic brands.”

CNE currently produces 40 podcasts from Vanity Fair across its brands, including “In Vogue” and “Love Is a Crime.”

On the stitcher, Bannon launches an array of podcast shows from a variety of genres, including “Canaan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” “Office Ladies,” “Dream,” “Heaven Gate,” “Unfinished: Deep South,” With Marvel’s Wolverine, “” The Law of Science! Bill No, “” Beach Sessions, “and Chris Gethard’s” Beautiful Story of Anonymous Man. “

As program director and VP of content for WNYC, the country’s largest public radio station, Bannon led show development and launched “Freakonomics Radio,” “Death, Sex & Money,” and “Here’s Theing With Alec Baldwin,” among other projects. She has won three Peabody Awards and was nominated for a Peabody for “Unfinished: Deep South” this year.

A graduate of Bannon Brown University, where he served on the board of WBRU, a student-run media lab. He holds a master’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina. Bannon taught creative writing at Columbia University’s School of Arts graduate writing program, as well as a podcasting course at CUNY’s Newmark School of Journalism.

Condo Nast Entertainment, formed in 2011, produces movies, TV series and digital shows from a range of magazine features. In 2020, the company said, CNE distributed 2BB minutes on the original YouTube channel.

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