Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Podcast Division today announced the appointment of Serita Wesley to the newly created role of Head of U.S. Entertainment Podcasts. In her new role, Wesley will spearhead the division’s entertainment podcast strategy and oversee the development of new shows across a range of genres, including comedy, pop culture, self-care, and chat series.
“As SME focuses on building a robust slate of always on and returning series, Wesley will also help build and manage the growing entertainment team that includes several new producers starting this spring,” the company said in the announcement. Wesley will be based in New York and report to Tom Koenig, Vice President of U.S. Podcasts.
Wesley is a podcast veteran. She was previously an Executive Producer at Fresh Produce Media and Senior Producer at Westbrook Inc, working across shows such as the Red Table Talk podcast and Positively Gam. She is also the co-creator and sole writer for the forthcoming scripted series, Un-Lesh for Love, which debuts on Audible in 2022 by way of Charlamagne Tha God and Kevin Hart’s audio production company, SBH Productions. Wesley also co-founded, produced, and hosted the iHeartRadio Award-nominated podcast On She Goes a travel and lifestyle podcast for women of color.