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TheBlaze Adds Key Executives to Build New Digital Content Network


Irving, Texas – April 28, 2016 – TheBlaze announced today that it has appointed three digital media industry veterans to its leadership team based in the company’s studio headquarters.

Chris Gannett joins the company as Senior Vice President of Marketing. He is the former Chief Marketing Officer of CORE Media Group, the owner and producer of powerhouse global entertainment brands including “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Matt Frucci joins as Senior Vice President of Content and Programming. Previously with CNN, he was Executive Producer of “New Day” hosted by Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira. Prior to CNN, Matt ran the weekend edition of “Good Morning America” at ABC News.

Lisa Fowler joins as Vice President of Talent and Culture from Viacom’s BET Networks.

The high-profile hires round out a new executive team to accelerate development and expansion of TheBlaze’s next generation digital network, launching later this year.

“TheBlaze is investing heavily in our mission to redefine the way digital media is delivered and consumed,” said Stewart Padveen, President of TheBlaze. “Chris, Matt and Lisa are a significant part of a new high-performing culture and a diverse lineup of superstar talent.”

“I’m excited to join the company during this pivotal period to help TheBlaze evolve into a unique platform designed for talented writers and personalities to connect with our audience and build their own,” said Gannett.

As part of the company’s planned strengthening of its core business, TheBlaze is also consolidating the company’s operations to its Irving, Texas headquarters.

Learn more about TheBlaze's ambitious plan to change the way content is delivered and consumed here.

About TheBlaze

TheBlaze is a digital network that delivers provocative news and entertainment to impassioned people who want to impact change. Our mission is to be the driving force behind stories that matter to our audience, and redefine the way media is delivered and consumed. Introduced in 2010, TheBlaze reaches millions of people every month through free and subscription models via theblaze.com, streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku. TheBlaze is also available on over 100 cable and satellite networks, including

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