Serita Wesley, a media, and podcast veteran has been appointed as the new head of US entertainment podcasts by Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Podcast Division. Wesley will be based in New York and will report to Tom Koenig, Sony Music’s VP of US Podcasts. Wesley has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment, marketing, and podcasting industries.
The podcast section of Sony Music Entertainment is centered in New York, Los Angeles, and London. There are 55 podcasts on the company’s schedule. Among these are a number of podcasts produced by Three Uncanny Four, a Brooklyn-based podcast production firm co-founded with Sony Music.
Wesley’s new responsibilities include directing the production of new episodes in a variety of genres, including comedy, pop culture, self-care, and conversation, as well as leading the division’s entertainment podcast strategy. Wesley will assist establish and overseeing Sony Music’s growing entertainment team, which includes several new producers starting this spring, as the firm focuses on building a portfolio of always-on and returning programs, according to the company.
Furthermore, Welsey has a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in radio, television, and film. She is the co-creator and sole writer for Charlamagne Tha God and Kevin Hart’s SBH Productions audio production company’s upcoming narrative series “Un-Lesh for Love,” which will premiere on Audible in 2022. Welsey also co-founded, produced, and hosted “On She Goes,” a travel and lifestyle podcast for women of color, which was nominated for an iHeartRadio Award.