Thursday, May 12, 2022

ABC Audio Promotes Liz Alesse To VP

Liz Alesse has been promoted to vice president of ABC Audio. She will oversee ABC News Radio, podcasts and our entertainment content service.

In a staff memo sent by ABC News SVP Streaming/Digital Content, Reena Mehta Alesse was called a trusted member of the ABC Audio team, most recently serving as director and executive producer of Podcast Programming. 

According to the memo: "She has been instrumental in growing and re-organizing our award-winning podcast team, developing successful content and monetization strategies, and partnering closely within the news division and across The Walt Disney Company to promote our work.

"Liz oversaw the successful launches of new podcasts, including, “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson,” “Close Up” and “The Book Case with Kate and Charlie Gibson.” She also spearheaded creating the “GMA” Channel on Apple Podcasts, which holds the new “Good Morning America” podcast and ABC Audio’s growing library of lifestyle, culture and entertainment on-demand audio content. Under her leadership, the team received Webby Awards, a Gracie Award, GLAAD Special Recognition honors and more."

Before joining Audio, Liz was the supervising producer for ABC’s White House and Capitol Hill unit.  She began her career in local news in her hometown of Albany, New York and also worked at New England Cable News (NECN) and WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts.

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