New York Public Radio Names Kevin Stuart Vice President of Digital Product and Technology

New York Public Radio Names Kevin Stuart
Vice President of Digital Product and Technology

 

(New York, NY—November 7, 2014) – New York Public Radio (NYPR), which comprises WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and New Jersey Public Radio, announced today that veteran product strategy executive Kevin Stuart has been named Vice President of Digital Product and Technology.

 In the newly created role, Stuart will lead NYPR’s team of development, product and digital operations staff, while also exploring new strategies to enlarge the digital impact of all of NYPR’s brands. Stuart will report to Thomas Hjelm, Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, NYPR.  Stuart’s appointment is effective immediately.

 “As anyone who listens, pledges and engages with NYPR can see, digital growth and innovation is part of our DNA as a media company,” said Hjelm.  “Every month, we’re reaching more people across more platforms; listenership for our live and on-demand audio continues to grow; and with WNYC’s Discover app, the new WQXR app, the Morning Brief newsletter and our steady output of data news features, we’re seeing how innovative digital experiences can engage new audiences in new ways. As both our capacity and ambitions have scaled, the need for strong and strategic management of our digital agenda and resources has grown, too. And so, I am delighted to welcome Kevin to NYPR.”

"I'm thrilled to be joining New York Public Radio at a time of such strong momentum and growth” said Stuart. “NYPR has an extraordinary commitment to innovation – from its pioneering role in podcasting to the WNYC app’s one-of-a-kind feature, Discover – and I’m excited to manage its talented digital staff as we reach for new heights.”

Most recently, Stuart was the Director of Product at Discovery Communications, where he was responsible for the coming redesign and re-platforming of the network’s websites for Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet. He headed up product strategy, user-experience and front-end development for the sites and apps of Discovery's native digital properties, HowStuffWorks and Discovery News. Stuart also oversaw the successful redesign of DiscoveryNews.com and the expansion of HowStuffWorks’ “Stuff” podcasts into a network of web properties. Prior to Discovery, Stuart was Director of Product for Reuters.com, where he managed the team responsible for business and finance products, social, SEO, e-commerce and personalization. He started his career at Newsweek.com where, over the course of nine years, he held a variety of positions in web production, project management, audience development and product. 

 

New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org, www.thegreenespace.org, and www.njpublicradio.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. New Jersey Public Radio extends WNYC’s reach and service more deeply into New Jersey. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.