A longtime media and business development executive has been select to serve as CEO of PodcastOne. He’ll manage all day-to-day operations, while exploring growth opportunities, strategic partnerships and new content initiatives for the audio on-demand company, under Executive Chairman Norm Pattiz and President Kit Gray.
Taking the role is Peter Morris, most recently EVP of Barstool Sports. Before that, Morris served as EVP of Entertainment at IMAX, and as Head of Business Affairs & Strategy and General Counsel at Funny or Die.
“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.”