Former CBS News And Facebook Veterans Working Spotify’s Podcasting Efforts

Posted by at 1:48 pm on September 11, 2019

Spotify has hired two industry veterans to help build out its roster of original podcast programming.

Former CBS News chief David Rhodes is consulting with the music streaming giant on news programming and Facebook executive Amy Hudson has joined the staff full-time to build out a slate of sports podcasts

Spotify is a subscription-based music streaming service, has been moving aggressively into the podcasting space in recent months as it seeks to expand from music to the broader audio market. The company, under the leadership of CEO Daniel Ek and content chief Dawn Ostroff, has made several acquisitions, including studios Gimlet Media and Anchor, and appointed Liz Gateley to lead creative development on original podcasts.

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