ABC Radio Ups Stacia Philips Deshishku to VP/General Manager
|RADIO ONLINE | Monday, June 10, 2019|
Stacia Philips Deshishku is promoted to Vice President and General Manager of ABC Radio and will oversee all of its audio businesses, from traditional terrestrial radio serving over 1,650 stations to podcasts and digital audio. In April, Philips Deshishku became the interim leader of the radio division. She previously served as deputy bureau chief for the last five years and relocates from Washington, DC to New York full time.
Throughout her career Philips Deshishku has reported on big stories and events at home and around the world. She covered the White House extensively, during the 2000 election was CNN's Manager of Political Coverage and later was head of CNN's White House unit. Philips Deshishku led CNN's breaking news coverage for many years, including the network's Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
As Vice President and General Manager, Philips Deshishku will lead ABC News for the audio industry. "I'm incredibly proud of the team's success and its well-earned reputation for outstanding breaking news coverage and its top podcasts, including The Dropout, which ranked in the top 10 for over two months, and Start Here. I can't wait to see where they'll go next," said ABC News President James Goldston.