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Conde Nast Entertainment produces 40 podcasts across its portfolio of brands including Vogue and Vanity Fair. Now it has recruited former Stitcher executive Chris Bannon to become Head of Global Audio for the magazine and media brand. Conde Nast says the hire is part of its ongoing transformation, prioritizing a global entertainment strategy and expanding in the audio space across its network of brands. 

"Chris' leadership, impeccable creative instincts and optimistic approach to audio storytelling has entertained audiences for over two decades," said Chu. "I look forward to his impact as we build out our best in class podcast slate to deliver on our iconic brands."

Most recently, Bannon served as Chief Content Officer at Stitcher from 2015 to 2020. Prior to that, he served as Program Director and VP of Content at “New York Public Radio” WNYC New York from 2006 to 2015, and worked as co-executive producer for The Next Big Thing for PRI and WNYC. Bannon earlier worked at WBUR Boston and Minnesota Public Radio. He has also taught podcasting courses at CUNY's Newmark School of Journalism.

Bannon joins Conde Nast as it commits to spending 25% more on developing content across the company. He is set to join the company on October 11, and report to Conde Nast President Agnes Chu.