iHeartMedia has promoted San Francisco Digital Program Director Matty Staudt to the newly created position of Vice President of Podcast Programming.
Staudt has been with iHeartMedia in his current role since March 2017 after bouncing between the radio and digital media industries in his career. He began his career as an on-air talent at various West Virginia stations before becoming Executive Producer of the syndicated G. Gordon Liddy show at 106.7 WJFK Washington DC in 1999. After stops as morning show producer at 102.7 WNEW New York, “Alice 97.3” KLLC and “Live 105” KITS San Francisco, Stoudt joined Stitcher Radio as Content and Community Director and his own podcast strategy consultancy.
In his new position Stoudt will be “working with iHeartMedia talent and local markets to develop their original podcast strategy”.
Wanted to share that today iHeartMedia announced that Matty Staudt has been elevated to Vice President of Podcast Programming at iHeartRadio. Formerly the Digital Program Director for iHeartMedia San Francisco, Staudt developed the first local branded podcast strategy and launched more than 30 original locally focused podcasts. In addition, he also is the host of iHeartRadio’s popular “Access Podcast.”
In the newly created position of Vice President of Podcast Programming for iHeartRadio, Staudt will be responsible for working with iHeartMedia talent and local markets to develop their original podcast strategy, continuing iHeartRadio’s place as one of the largest podcast networks in the world and the leading podcaster among commercial radio groups. Staudt will report directly to Chris Peterson, Senior Vice President of Podcasting at iHeartRadio.
Staudt is a seasoned veteran with more than 29 years of broadcasting experience. He began his career at his hometown station WQZK in West Virginia and has since worked as a producer, consultant and mentor at stations across the country. In 2008, his passion for podcasting led him to become part of the startup team and first director of content and community for the podcasting app, Stitcher before moving to Premiere Networks as a consulting producer. He takes pride in giving back and is a teacher at the Academy of Art University where he developed the first podcast production program of its kind in the United States and their first branded content course.