Audacy today announced Alex Silverman will join KNX News 97.1 FM in Los Angeles as Director of News and Programming, effective September 19. In this role, Silverman will oversee the station’s editorial strategy and newsroom, including broadcast and digital operations, with an eye towards audience and revenue growth and engagement on all platforms. Silverman previously served as Brand Manager of Philadelphia sister station KYW Newsradio (103.9 FM / 1060 AM) since 2018.
“Alex has led two of our company’s leading news brands to newfound success and industry-wide recognition,” said Jeff Federman, Regional President, Audacy Southern California. “We look forward to welcoming him to the team and further establishing KNX as the go-to news source for Southern Californians.”
“KNX News is iconic. I can’t wait to work with the amazing team to build the future of the brand and set the agenda for news coverage in Southern California,” said Silverman. “Thank you to Jeff Federman, Chris Ebbott, Jeff Sottolano and Bill Smee for their confidence in me and commitment to impactful local journalism.”
Silverman has served as brand manager for KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia since 2018, where he guided the iconic brand through a modern re-image and the historic launch of an FM simulcast. Previously, he was Assistant Director of News and Programming at WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM) in New York. He joined WCBS 880 in 2011 and led coverage of major news events in New York and around the country, including Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Pulse nightclub shooting. In 2018, Silverman received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the transportation crisis in New York. From 2010 to 2011, he was a reporter and anchor at KIRO-FM in Seattle, and from 2008 to 2010, he was a reporter and morning news anchor at WSYR-AM in Syracuse, N.Y., where he graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Silverman serves on the Board of Directors of the Radio Television Digital News Association and has been an adjunct instructor at Fordham University, where he designed a course titled “Social Media for Journalists.”
Listeners can tune in to KNX Newsradio (97.1 FM and 1070 AM) in Southern California on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.