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Netflix Names Former Apple And NPR Exec N’Jeri Eaton As Its First-Ever Head of Podcasts

Netflix has hired N’Jeri Eaton as its first-ever Head of Podcasts to help lead podcasting for the streaming giant’s marketing division. According to Bloomberg, Eaton — a former Apple Inc. and NPR executive — will support Netflix’s audio ambitions as its director of podcast programming as part of the company’s editorial and publishing team, which is headed by Michelle Lee and reports to marketing chief Bozoma Saint John. Eaton tweeted her excitement about her new appointment on Thursday (July 8) writing: “I’m thrilled to join @netflix as the Head of Podcasts. 16 years ago, I watched three DVDs from Netflix a day while working the late night lab shift at a university. My obsession for storytelling has taken me all kinds of places but this is truly a dream!” She previously announced her departure from Apple on social media as well after joining the company last August. “Today is my last day on the @ApplePodcasts team,” she...

Njera Perkins

Jul 9, 2021