Jen Austin Upped To EVP/Communications At Virtual News Center
June 6, 2011 at 4:16 AM (PT)
VIRTUAL NEWS CENTER has upped news anchor JEN AUSTIN to EVP/Communications. AUSTIN, who will continue to be based in DALLAS, will oversee marketing and public relations for the customized local news provider and will be responsible, along with EVP/Content DALE FORBIS, for anchor/reporter development and training, while continuing to anchor and report for several of the service's affiliates.
"It's exciting to become part of a management team that has turned a great idea into a successful company now serving close to 150 stations a day," stated AUSTIN. "News is storytelling, and this seems like a natural extension of personality radio. And we've only begun to scratch the surface of using new media to reach listeners across the globe."
"JEN brings a valuable dimension to our management team," added founder and EVP/Technology SCOTT ROBERTS. "In addition to news experience, one of the things we value most is an approachable on-air delivery. JEN will help us develop and attract that quality throughout the company."