Westwood One hires new executive editor for podcasts

Westwood One has hired John Wordock as its new executive editor of podcasting. Wordock will step into the role beginning February 15. He joins Westwood One from The Wall Street Journal, where he had the title executive producer of podcasts. His resume includes work with The Wall Street Journal Radio Network and Marketwatch.com Radio Network.

“As the fastest organically-growing podcast network in the U.S. in 2018, Westwood One is thrilled to welcome Jogn to the leadership team,” President Suzanne Grimes said. “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.”

“I’m honored to be joining a company with such a robust history and strong commitment to audio,” Wordock said of his new appointment. “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.”

Anna Washenko