Skip to contents
Hot Pod Insider

The Wall Street Journal-Gimlet Media Daily News Podcast Finds Its Host(s)

There are two! Two!

Gimlet has announced, in an internal email, the host of its upcoming daily news podcast with the Wall Street Journal.

Well, hosts: Kate Linebaugh, the Journal’s Deputy US New Coverage Chief and a 14-year veteran at the paper, and Ryan Knutson, former WSJ telco reporter who returns to the organization after a stint at Dow Jones. Linebaugh and Knutson will serve as co-hosts on the daily news podcast, the first such arrangement of this kind for a daily news podcast at a major organization.

Additionally, Andrew Sussman will be serving as the team’s executive producer. Sussman joins from The World, the BBC-WGBH-PRI joint international affairs production.

With all the Spotify acquisition hubbubs, I nearly forgot all about this project. But now that’s back on the map… can we call this Spotify’s first foray into the daily news podcast genre? What fascinating opportunity.