Veteran Media Exec Peter Morris Named CEO of PodcastOne
|RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, February 7, 2019|
Longtime media and business development executive Peter I. Morris joins PodcastOne as CEO, effective February 7. He comes to PodcastOne with over ten years in senior management, business development and business affairs across film, television and digital media. Most recently serving as Executive VP of Barstool Sports, Morris previously held posts as EVP of Entertainment at IMAX, and Head of Business Affairs & Strategy and General Counsel at Funny or Die.
In the new role, Morris will manage all day-to-day operations, while exploring growth opportunities, strategic partnerships and new content initiatives for the audio on-demand leader. He joins the management team led by Executive Chairman, Norm Pattiz and President Kit Gray.
"Personally, I'm a huge fan of podcasts and strong believer in the power of the fan communities this medium champions," said Morris. "The opportunity to work with a legend like Norm Pattiz at PodcastOne, a market leader, is one I couldn't pass up. I look forward to leading PodcastOne's evolution and next chapter of growth."
Pattiz said, "I was introduced to Peter a short time ago by a mutual friend when I was looking for a consultant to put some fresh eyes on our business. Over the last month, it became obvious that we were both interested in working together to build PodcastOne. His background at Barstool Sports, Funny or Die and Imax are wonderfully compatible with our plans to take advantage of what's going on in podcasting today. I couldn't be more pleased."