Predict your next investment

Corporation
wnycstudios.org

See what CB Insights has to offer

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

4

About WNYC Studios

WNYC Studios is a producer and distributor of podcasts and on-demand and broadcast audio.

WNYC Studios Headquarter Location

New York,

United States

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

Latest WNYC Studios News

Noel King Joins Vox’s Today, Explained as Co-Host and Editorial Director

Nov 30, 2021

Noel King Joins Vox’s Today, Explained as Co-Host and Editorial Director Vox’s flagship daily news podcast will also air on local public radio stations nationwide, in partnership with WNYC Studios. Share this story Stephen Voss for Vox Vox VPs Allison Rockey and Liz Kelly Nelson today announced that broadcast journalist Noel King is joining Today, Explained , the network’s flagship daily news podcast, as co-host and editorial director. In addition to hosting the show that tackles domestic policy, the Fyre Festival of vaccine rollouts, falling in love with a bot, and everything in between, with Vox’s singular approach to explanatory journalism (and an original song from time to time), King will help set its direction on a new chapter of growth, developing special series, reporting ambitious stories, and more. King will partner with Today, Explained co-host and Vox Audio creative director Sean Rameswaram; the two will share hosting duties, allowing each to continue pursuing longer-term projects and growing Today, Explained’s ability to reach audiences across platforms. King starts at Vox on January 3, 2022, and will begin appearing on the podcast early next year. Vox Media also announced a partnership with WNYC Studios to distribute Today, Explained to public radio stations nationwide beginning in 2022. This partnership marks the first major terrestrial radio distribution partnership for Vox Media, following an hour-long special edition of the Vox podcast Unexplainable distributed by American Public Media this fall. King joins Vox from NPR, where she was a co-host of Morning Edition and Up First. A restless journalist, she reported from around the US even while occupying the host chair. She was part of a team of NPR journalists who won an Edward R. Murrow Award, and were finalists for the duPont-Columbia Award, for reporting on the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. King’s reporting from Minneapolis after George Floyd’s murder won a Gracie Award for best feature interview. King also conducted live coverage of national elections, an inauguration, and an impeachment or two. In 2020, the Radio Hall of Fame honored her with its “One to Watch” award. Before King joined Morning Edition, her career spanned a range of roles in radio, including stints as a correspondent at Planet Money, a producer at The Takeaway, and a reporter at Marketplace. She began her career as an independent producer abroad. Over five years, she covered the Arab Spring and conflicts in Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Voice of America and PRI’s The World. “I have been listening to Today, Explained since the show first launched, and I’ve always admired its intellectual sharpness, sonic creativity, and dry sense of humor. I’m thrilled to be joining the talented journalists who make the show. Sean’s ambitions, and those of this team, are clearly boundless, and I can’t wait to add my own to the mix,” said King. Noel King and Sean Rameswaram will co-host Today, Explained beginning in early 2022. Stephen Voss for Vox “I guess this makes me the queen of Today, Explained?” said Sean Rameswaram. “In all seriousness, I am thrilled to welcome Noel King to the show as a co-host and an editorial lead. I’m already used to listening to her every day on the radio. Now I get to learn from her, make great stuff with her, and dream up even more ambitious projects with her and the rest of the phenomenal team at Today, Explained.” WNYC Studios, which will begin distributing Today, Explained in 2022, currently manages radio distribution of popular programs including Radiolab, Freakonomics, On Being, On the Media, and Science Friday. Further, WNYC Studios will collaborate with the Vox Media Podcast Network to identify additional shows in its portfolio to bring to a national radio audience. “We’re excited to partner with Vox to bring Today, Explained to public radio stations across the United States,” said Armando Gutierrez, Chief Financial Officer at New York Public Radio. “Its intelligent and irreverent daily half hour look at the news and personalities driving our world is critical at this moment.” “Today, Explained has always been about bringing context and understanding to the news and our world. A big part of that has been a belief that elevating voices of local journalists and subject matter experts where the stories are unfolding is key. Now we look forward to working with our partners at WNYC to bring our show to communities and listeners across the country,” said Liz Kelly Nelson. Today, Explained launched in 2018 with Rameswaram as host, and has released nearly 1,000 episodes. It was named Best News Podcast in the Podcast Academy’s inaugural Ambie Awards and the 2021 Webby Awards . The podcast has launched special series, including Today, Explained to Kids , Infrastructure Week, and The Future of Work. It has also helped incubate new shows from Vox Audio, including Unexplainable, a science podcast about everything we don’t know. About Vox Media Podcast Network: Named by Adweek as 2021’s “Hottest in Podcasts,” Vox Media Podcast Network has over 150 active shows featuring industry-leading editorial voices and storytellers from Vox Media’s networks and beyond. From daily news and tech to culture and sports, from talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here .

WNYC Studios Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

WNYC Studios has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Pocket Casts on July 16, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

7/16/2021

Acquired - II

3

Date

7/16/2021

Exit

Acquired - II

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

3

WNYC Studios Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

WNYC Studios acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Pocket Casts on May 03, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

5/3/2018

$99M

Acquired

4

Date

5/3/2018

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

4

WNYC Studios Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

WNYC Studios has 4 strategic partners and customers. WNYC Studios recently partnered with Whooshkaa on May 5, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/31/2018

Licensee

Whooshkaa

Australia

Podcasting platform Whooshkaa adds top US programs to its roster

`` This partnership will allow Australian listeners to hear targeted Australian content in the advertising space on WNYC Studios podcasts , and allow Australian advertisers to reach even more local podcast listeners , '' Whooshkaa and CEO Robert Loewenthal said .

2

5/3/2018

Vendor

Pocket Casts

Australia

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

6/27/2017

Partner

Public Radio International

United States

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

3/13/2017

Partner

Spotify

Sweden

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

5/31/2018

5/3/2018

6/27/2017

3/13/2017

Type

Licensee

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Whooshkaa

Pocket Casts

Public Radio International

Spotify

Country

Australia

Australia

United States

Sweden

News Snippet

Podcasting platform Whooshkaa adds top US programs to its roster

`` This partnership will allow Australian listeners to hear targeted Australian content in the advertising space on WNYC Studios podcasts , and allow Australian advertisers to reach even more local podcast listeners , '' Whooshkaa and CEO Robert Loewenthal said .

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Sources

2

10

10

10

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.