Entercom News 1060 KYW Philadelphia has appointed Alex Silverman as Program Director effective September 24.
Silverman joins KYW from co-owned 880 WCBS New York, where he was promoted to Assistant Director of News & Programming earlier this year. He has previously served as morning news anchor at WSYR Syracuse while in college at Syracuse University and and then a reporter and anchor at KIRO-FM Seattle. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Syracuse University’s WJPZ and was a journalism professor at Fordham University.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the appointment of Alex Silverman to the role of Program Director for KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM) in Philadelphia, effective September 24. In this role, Silverman will oversee programming for Philadelphia’s iconic All News radio station. He previously held the role of Assistant Director of News and Programming for sister station WCBS Newsradio 880 (WCBS-AM) in New York.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alex to the KYW Newsradio family,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “He’s a great fit to lead this iconic Philadelphia brand into an exciting next chapter.”
“KYW Newsradio is the beating heart of Philadelphia,” said Silverman. “I’m incredibly excited and honored to lead the top-notch team of news professionals who make it vital, both now and into the future.”
Silverman joined Entercom in 2011 as an anchor for WCBS Newsradio 880 and has since helped lead the station’s coverage of major news events in New York and around the country, including Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Orlando nightclub shooting. He received a 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the transportation crisis in New York. He recently helped guide WCBS through a modern refresh and reimage of its iconic Newsradio brand.
Silverman is currently the Industry Representative to the Board of Directors for WJPZ Radio in Syracuse, where he provides operational, financial and technical oversight for Syracuse University’s student-run radio station. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he designed a course titled “Social Media for Journalists.”