Steve Krakauer, the former TVNewser editor, is moving up at CNN.
Krakauer has been named Senior Digital Producer for CNN/U.S., a new position. Krakauer has been the Digital Producer for “Piers Morgan Tonight” since the show launched. In an email to staff, CNN SVP Bart Feder, to whom Krakauer will report, writes Steve “has done a superb job in maximizing digital and social media opportunities to drive audience and engagement for the show.”
He’ll now lead social media activity across all shows and dayparts and will also manage the @CNN Twitter account.
Krakauer was TVNewser’s associate editor from late 2007 to Spring of 2009 and Mediaite’s Senior Editor in 2009-2010 before joining CNN last November.
Feder’s note after the jump…
FR: Bart Feder
I’m pleased to announce that we’ve created the position of Senior Digital Producer for CNN/US and that we’ve asked Steve Krakauer to fill that role, effective immediately. Steve has been the Digital Producer for Piers Morgan Tonight since the show’s launch and has done a superb job in maximizing digital and social media opportunities to drive audience and engagement for the show.
Now we’d like Steve to work with and coordinate Digital Producers throughout the network to establish best practices and take full advantage of our strengths on air, on line and in social media. In addition to helping lead social media activity across shows and dayparts, Steve will also now manage the @CNN account.
Steve will report to me but also work very closely with Christa Robinson and the PR team, and Janet Rollé and the marketing team, to be sure we’re focusing our collective efforts and resources to achieve the greatest possible impact.
Please join me in congratulating Steve on his promotion and expect that he’ll be reaching out to many of you in the days ahead.