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.