The Westwood One Podcast Network has hired four people for its podcast production department. Madena Parwana, Lou Pellegrino, Rebekah Wineman and Sarah McCrory have all joined the network’s podcasting division, which is owned by Cumulus.
Madena Parwana has been named Senior Producer, Core Content. Lou Pellegrino is the Senior Producer, Development. Rebekah Wineman has been tapped as an Audio Mixing Engineer/Studio Technician. Sarah McCrory has been named Associate Producer.
Parwana previously served as a producer and associate producer in the Global Radio Division of Bloomberg LP. She produced Bloomberg’s Masters in Business and The Business of Sports podcasts. She was also senior podcast producer and co-host ofUnique Radio with Will Castro, and worked as an associate producer/board operator for SiriusXM and as a live TV podcast producer for Inravio.com’s The Gina Cutillo Show.
Pellegrino was the executive producer of Podcasts for Cadence 13 where he produced The Woj Pod and was involved with Pod Save America. He also served as a producer for NBC Sports Radio and an associate producer for DirecTV, and worked as a freelance producer for The Dan Patrick Show and MSG Networks.
Wineman previously worked as an audio engineer for The Wall Street Journal, where she mixed the What’s News podcast. In addition she served as a mixing and mastering engineer for NPR’s Latino USA and In the Thick. She also worked as a concert recording coordinator for McGill University and handled live sound recordings for the Aspen Music Festival.
McCrory worked as a production coordinator and podcast coordinator for Fox News Channel in both New York City and Washington, DC. She worked on the podcasts Livin’ the Bream and The FOX News Rundown.