Riordan exits ABC podcast crewBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 28th July 2020 at 3:45pm
Kellie Riordan is leaving the ABC Audio Studios podcasting department and the network altogether.
She announced in a Tweet that after 18 years, the time had come to explore new opportunities elsewhere in the podcast arena.
ABC Audio’s successes under her three-year watch include the Unravel True Crime series and The Eleventh.
“It feels like a lovely closed circle to depart after this month recording the highest ever result for Conversations – Australia’s most-downloaded podcast. I had the privilege/madness to start this podcast in 2005 before the iPhone was invented. My then radio boss couldn’t understand why I wanted him to buy me an iRiver so I could check the HTML code I was using was, in fact, publishing a thing called a podcast. It seems fitting to go out 15 years later still over-seeing that show and its record numbers,” said Riordan.
Keep in touch with Riordan on Twitter @KellieRiordan.
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