Sony Music Leisure has named Serita Wesley, a former senior audio producer at Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Inc., to supervise leisure podcasts within the U.S., the corporate mentioned on Monday.
Wesley will lead the event of recent reveals throughout genres together with comedy, popular culture and self-care and handle the growth of the leisure workforce, which is anticipated so as to add a gaggle of recent producers starting this spring, in line with the corporate. The chief might be based mostly in New York and report back to Tom Koenig, Sony Music’s vp of U.S. podcasts.
Previous to becoming a member of Sony, Wesley was the chief producer of improvement and manufacturing at Contemporary Produce Media, an audio firm that was based in late 2021. She has additionally served as a senior improvement producer for audio on the Smiths’ Westbrook, the place she labored on reveals just like the Crimson Desk Speak podcast and Positively Gam.
As a creator, Wesley has collaborated with Charlamagne Tha God and Kevin Hart’s SBH Productions for an upcoming Audible scripted collection, Un-Leash for Love, that she co-created and serves as the only real author on. She additionally co-founded, hosted and produced On She Goes, a journey and way of life podcast catered towards ladies of colour.
This text was initially printed by The Hollywood Reporter.