CNN has announced that Victor Kong has been named Vice President of CNN Radio. Kong comes from a digital media background, having been VP and Managing Director of MySpace Latin America and an EVP at Hoodiny. He reports to EVP of CNN News Services Susan Grant.
Grant says Kong “will expand CNN Radio into the digital world and develop audio content for consumer demand.” Full press release after the jump.
Victor Kong Joins CNN Radio as Vice President
Victor Kong, an executive with a range of multi-media experience, will lead CNN Radio as vice president, it was announced today by Susan Grant, executive vice president of CNN News Services, a division of CNN Worldwide which encompasses the company’s digital and affiliate businesses. Kong will manage CNN Radio in developing new audiences, partnerships, and content for digital platforms, and continue providing the best original audio news content to CNN’s terrestrial radio affiliates. He will be based in CNN’s Atlanta offices and will report to Grant.
“We are excited to have Victor lead CNN Radio’s original audio news content in the media landscape,” said Grant. “Victor will expand CNN Radio into the digital world and develop audio content for consumer demand. He brings a dynamic skill set from his multimedia career and a proven track record building partnerships, growing audiences and integrating digital media.”
Prior to joining CNN, Kong was executive vice president, sales and business development at Hoodiny; previously, Kong served as vice president at MySpace Latin America, where he also served as managing director since 2007, starting the company in Latin America, launching the mobile business, initiating aggressive viral marketing campaigns and producing numerous community-building events. Previously, he was vice president of growth strategy and new media sales and business development for MTV Networks Latin America.
Kong joined Terra Networks 2001 and ultimately led the company’s Ecommerce activity in the USA, Spain and Latin America. In addition, his career includes working abroad and in the financial sector with positions at McKinsey & Company in Miami, Booz Allen & Hamilton in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Banco Surinvest S.A. and Citibank Uruguay S.A. in Montevideo, Uruguay. Kong earned a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a masters of business administration with honors from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.