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KUOW welcomes Marshall Eisen as Chief Content Officer and Annette Promes as Chief Marketing Officer

July 11, 2023

Seattle, WA – After a comprehensive national search, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is excited to announce Marshall Eisen and Annette Promes have joined its executive leadership team as Chief Content Officer and Chief Marketing Officer respectively.

Eisen and Promes join Kerry Swanson, who was hired earlier this year as the station’s first ever Chief Operating Officer, on KUOW’s executive leadership team.

As Chief Content Officer, Eisen will lead KUOW’s news teams, including broadcast, digital, podcasts, and community engagement, working to direct an overall vision for the future of KUOW’s content. As Chief Marketing Officer, Promes will oversee and lead KUOW’s audience and revenue development strategies.

“KUOW is extremely fortunate to acquire two such seasoned professionals in their fields. Annette and Marshall will be pivotal to KUOW’s ability to be discovered by new audiences, build loyalty to the brand and convert users into givers,” said Caryn G. Mathes, KUOW’s president and general manager.

About Marshall Eisen

Marshall Eisen

Marshall Eisen has been creating innovative content for major media platforms for over 25 years and has been responsible for more than 1000 hours of non-fiction programming that's been seen by more than 150 million people worldwide.

While at MTV, Marshall developed some of the network's most successful and longest-running series, including “True Life” and “Catfish,” earning Emmy, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards, and leading teams that covered an array of topics including the opioid crisis in rural America, life in Baghdad post-U.S. occupation, and the effects of poverty on young people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Marshall continued to develop and oversee impactful non-fiction series at CNBC, most notably “Back in the Game” with Alex Rodriguez and “Cleveland Hustles” with LeBron James, and recently has been running podcast development and production at Recount Media, executive producing shows featuring the esteemed journalists John Heilemann, LZ Granderson, and Will Leitch.

Marshall graduated from Cornell University with a BA in political science and earned an MA in communications/documentary film production at Stanford University.

"I am thrilled to be joining KUOW and the incredibly talented team that consistently produces such innovative content and is so deeply committed to informing and enlightening its audience on the most critical local issues. KUOW is greatly respected for its integrity and high-quality work; I can't wait to come onboard and help continue to grow the station and expand its reach.” Marshall Eisen

About Annette Promes

Annette Promes

Annette Promes has worked in marketing for more than two decades and has previously held various leadership positions at Kiva Microfunds, Amazon, Moz, Big Fish Games, Expedia, Microsoft, and AT&T/Cingular Wireless. Throughout her career, she has championed the value that timely, relevant marketing provides to the customer.

Annette works to create environments that are rich with diversity and where people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. She advocates to increase equity and representation in hiring, mentoring, and career development programs with a focus on increasing equity for Black, Latinx, and Native American individuals.

Annette is on the board of directors at Open Arms Perinatal Services and is an advisory board member for UW PCE’s Digital Marketing Certificate program. Annette completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington, holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

“I'm very excited to be joining KUOW, as an organization that has both a stated commitment to diversity and inclusion and that is clearly making great progress in its efforts through the diversity of programming and the voices that can be heard streaming and on air. I'm excited to work with such a dedicated group of individuals and can't wait to get started!” Annette Promes

About KUOW

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. We are an independent, nonprofit news organization that produces award-winning journalism, innovative podcasts, engaging community events and more.

Our work is about truth. We were founded with the idea that everyone should have free access to honest, fact-checked information — as well as stories that broaden conversations and deepen understanding of the world around us. We work every day in service of our mission to create and serve a more informed public, because we believe an informed public is essential to a thriving community, a vibrant democracy, and a better future

We are one of the nation's founding NPR member stations, broadcasting from the Puget Sound region continually since 1952. KUOW acknowledges that we occupy the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands of the Coast Salish people.