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CNN Audio announced today that Matt Martinez has joined the network as showrunner for The Assignment with Audie Cornish – CNN’s newest weekly podcast premiering Thursday. Martinez will be responsible for all aspects of The Assignment’s show development, editorial and production.
Previously, Martinez was a senior producer at On Being Studios, producing radio shows and podcasts for On Being with Krista Tippett. He was also the Director of Content at KNKX Public Radio in Tacoma, WA, and held a variety of positions at NPR in Washington, D.C., including Senior Producer for NPR Programming and Senior Supervising Producer for All Things Considered. Additionally, he is known for creating The Bryant Park Project, a multi-platform morning show on Sirius Satellite Radio produced at NPR New York, hosted by Alison Stewart, and served as the show’s Supervising Senior Producer until it ended production in July 2008.