CNN Radio promoted Tyler Moody to the role of vice president, replacing Victor Kong.
Moody previously was the news outfit’s executive director. His eight-year tenure with CNN Radio has seen coverage of numerous major events including the earthquake which struck Haiti in January 2010.
CNN Radio’s coverage of the earthquake won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism.
The announcement was made by Susan Grant, EVP of CNN News Services, who oversees CNN Radio.
“Tyler will oversee the editorial and operations teams, including affiliate services and CNN Radio’s more than 30 anchors, correspondents, producers and staff,” she wrote in a memo released by the company. “He will also lead the business in strategy, product development and execution.”
She said Kong decided to move back to Miami to be near family. “We thank him for his exemplary work – in particular for working within CNN to showcase CNN Radio content on CNN Digital products (CNN’s Apps for iPad and for Android phones), and for his focus on long-form storytelling.”