Liz Alesse has been promoted to vice president of ABC Audio. She will now oversee the company’s entire audio business, including ABC News Radio, podcasts and its entertainment content service. The announcement was made Wednesday by Reena Mehta, ABC News’ senior vice president of streaming and digital content.
Alesse previously served as the company’s director and executive producer of podcast programming, where she oversaw the launches of new podcasts including “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” and “The Book Case with Kate and Charlie Gibson.”
Mehta said Alesse has played a key role in growing ABC Audio’s podcast team, creating content monetization strategies and partnering with the news divisions across The Walt Disney Company.
“She also spearheaded creating the “GMA” Channel on Apple Podcasts, which holds the new “Good Morning America” podcast and ABC Audio’s growing library of lifestyle, culture and entertainment on-demand audio content. Under her leadership, the team received Webby Awards, a Gracie Award, GLAAD Special Recognition honors and more.”
Before joining ABC Audio, Alesse was the supervising producer for ABC’s White House and Capitol Hill unit, where she contributed to the network’s campaign coverage of the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary debate as well as the two presidential town halls in Philadelphia.
She became a part of the ABC News team in 2015 after having gotten her start working in local news.