According to a report on Business Insider, Jon Dube has been tapped to lead AOL’s journalism team as new senior VP and GM of AOL News & Information. The news of Dube’s hiring came courtesy of a tweet from AOL’s Seed.com programming director, Saul Hansell. Hansell, who used to serve as a reporter at The New York Times, didn’t spare much of the 140-character limit with the following tweet:
“Super excited: Jon Dube (@cyberjournalist), formerly head of ABCNews.com, will now be GM of AOL News.”
Dube took a more formal approach in expressing his enthusiasm for his new role:
“I believe AOL is better positioned than any other company today to marry innovative technology with high-quality original journalism in a way that creates the best online experience imaginable.”
Prior to joining AOL, Dube was VP of ABCNews.com. He will report in to David Eun, president of AOL Media & Studios.