Westwood One News has promoted Executive Editor John Stolnis to News Manager. In this newly-created role, Stolnis will be responsible for day-to-day assignments, coverage, and newsroom operations. He reports to Kevin DeLany, Vice President, Westwood One News.
Stolnis is a 20-year veteran of radio news and talk programming, with the last 15 years at Westwood One. He has served as Executive Editor and reporter for Westwood One News since its debut in 2015. Prior to that he produced for NBC News Radio as well as multiple national talk radio programs under the Westwood One umbrella, includingThe Jim Bohannon Show, The Fred Thompson Show, and The Douglas Urbanski Show. Stolnis is originally from Philadelphia, PA and in his spare time hosts podcasts about his beloved Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.
“In his 15 years at Westwood One, John has excelled as a producer, reporter, and editor,” said Bart Tessler, EVP, News & Talk, Westwood One. “Since the launch of Westwood One News four years ago, he has been instrumental in its rapid success as executive editor in the newsroom. With John’s leadership, Westwood One News will continue to lead as the most awarded news network in 2019.”
Stolnis said, “I’m extremely honored to be able to work with such an incredible staff of anchors, correspondents, editors and newsroom managers, all of whom are the heartbeat of Westwood One News. Westwood One News has quickly become a leader in network radio news, and I look forward to continuing to serve our affiliates and listeners with the best coverage and programming in the industry.”