Chris Bannon has been chief content officer for podcast platform Stitcher and Midroll since 2015.
Chris launched the popular Stitcher premium content service that now includes more than 15,000 hours of programming and has led development of many new Stitcher and Earwolf podcasts, including Katie Couric, Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, Stranglers, Bitch Sesh, LeVar Burton Reads, Dear Franklin Jones, and Heaven’s Gate.
At WNYC, Chris served as program director and oversaw many of the most popular series, including Studio 360, the Brian Lehrer Show and the Leonard Lopate show, among others. He earned three Peabody Awards. As WNYC vice president of content development, he led the teams that created Freakonomics Radio, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and Death, Sex & Money.