New York, NY - Jul 14, 2008 - Westwood One has appointed Steven Kalin as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, Kalin will be responsible for business operations, inclusive of network and traffic operations, and information technology, as well as play a lead role in business development activities and strategic planning. Kalin will be based in New York and report directly to Westwood One President and CEO Thomas Beusse.
Kalin was most recently the chief operating officer and a board member of Rodale, a publisher of magazines, books and online health and wellness information. Kalin has 20 years of media experience with traditional and digital platforms and strategic, business development and operational roles. Earlier in his career, Kalin served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Medscape, a website for physicians. Kalin was also vice president of business development for ESPN Internet Ventures and with ESPN Enterprises. At the start of his career, Kalin was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in the firm's media practice.