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The Verge hires Minters as editorial director for audio – Talking Biz News

Brooke Minters

Brooke Minters has joined The Verge as editorial director for audio, overseeing its podcast operation, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel announced Wednesday.

Dane McMillan of The Verge writes, “In her new role, Minters will develop The Verge’s audio slate, launching new shows and working to grow existing shows, which include “The Vergecast” and “Decoder with Nilay Patel.” Minters began her role on June 21.

“The Verge managing editor Alex Cranz will officially join The Verge’s decade-old flagship podcast “The Vergecast” as co-host; The show will also expand to two episodes a week, with the new Wednesday episode hosted by Verge editor-at-large David Pierce.

“‘We started ‘The Vergecast’ before launching The Verge itself, and our dedicated fans have always been a key part of The Verge’s success. I’m excited to take the flagship podcast into the next generation of how tech news looks, sounds, and feels,” said Patel. “’Vergecast’ listeners have been asking for Alex to become a permanent co-host since her first appearance on the show, and Brooke’s background in video will be key to how we plan to expand our existing shows and new shows to come.”

“Minters joins The Verge from Politico, where she served as executive producer of video. Prior to Politico, Minters led the video teams at Gizmodo Media Group, Fusion and AJ+.”

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