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Audible elevates trio of content team leaders

Audible elevates trio of content team leaders

Press Release · Newark, NJ, USA · via Audible ·

Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, today announced that three veteran leaders of the company have been promoted to new roles within the Content organization. Diana Dapito has been promoted from SVP, Consumer Content to Head of Regional Content, North America, Kate Navin has been promoted from Head of Theater to Head of Creative Development, North America, and Rhonda Adams Medina has been elevated to Head of Business Affairs. As announced in July, all Content globally is under the leadership of Rachel Ghiazza, Chief Content Officer, overseeing content strategy, programming, greenlight decisions and execution around the world.

“Diana, Kate and Rhonda are powerhouse leaders who have been pivotal to Audible’s continued global leadership in audio storytelling,” says Ghiazza. “Their expertise, deep industry contacts, and wealth of institutional knowledge and experience will accelerate Audible’s distinctive reputation for innovative content.”

Diana Dapito (left) will lead Regional Content for North America, overseeing content programming, editorial and catalog curation, and Audible Studios, including creative development, casting, and production of Audible Originals. Dapito began her career at Audible nearly two decades ago, fresh out of journalism school, rising to establish, build out and lead numerous divisions across content and marketing. She will continue to report to Ghiazza.

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Kate Navin (center) assumes responsibility for Creative Development for North America, shaping the vision and voice of Audible Originals and developing and implementing innovative audio-first strategies with a range of talent and collaborators. She has been with Audible for over six years, leading the launch of Audible’s Tony Award-winning theater initiative, and developing and producing more than 114 Audible Theater titles with luminaries including Billy Crudup, Colman Domingo, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Dae Kim, Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess. Navin has produced more than a dozen other Audible Originals globally, including The Big Lie with Jon Hamm, The Miranda Obsession with Rachel Brosnahan and The Prophecy with Kerry Washington. Navin will report into Dapito.

Rhonda Adams Medina (right) becomes Head of Business Affairs, with oversight of the Audible Originals deals team. Medina will provide expert strategic counsel in structuring and navigating deals to acquire, develop, and produce original content. Medina joins the Content organization following a year as Audible’s Head of Content Legal Affairs. Prior to joining Audible, Medina was Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Netflix, co-leading the animated series team; she spent more than 15 years at Nickelodeon where she rose to SVP/ Deputy General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs; and she led business and legal affairs at NBCUniversal’s inaugural kids and family channel, Universal Kids. She reports to Pat Shah, Head of Global Content Relations and Content Strategy.

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