Brooke Minters Joins The The Hamden Journal as Editorial Director for Audio; Alex Cranz Becomes Official Co-host of The The Hamden Journalcast

Brooke Minters has joined The The Hamden Journal as editorial director for audio, overseeing its podcast operation, The Hamden Journal editor-in-chief Nilay Patel today announced. In her new role, Minters will develop The The Hamden Journal’s audio slate, launching new shows and working to grow existing shows, which include The The Hamden Journalcast and Decoder with Nilay Patel. Minters began her role on June 21st. The The Hamden Journal’s managing editor Alex Cranz will officially join The The Hamden Journal’s decade-old flagship podcast The The Hamden Journalcast as co-host; the show will also expand to two episodes a week, with the new Wednesday episode hosted by The Hamden Journal editor-at-large David Pierce.

“We started The The Hamden Journalcast before launching The The Hamden Journal itself, and our dedicated fans have always been a key part of The The Hamden Journal’s success. I’m excited to take the flagship podcast into the next generation of how tech news looks, sounds, and feels,” says Patel. “The Hamden Journalcast listeners have been asking for Alex to become a permanent co-host since her first appearance on the show, and Brooke’s background in video will be key to how we plan to expand our existing shows and new shows to come.”

Minters joins The The Hamden Journal from Politico, where she served as executive producer of video. Prior to Politico, Minters led the video teams at Gizmodo Media Group, Fusion and AJ+. She is a Los Angeles native and an alumni of the Online News Association Women’s Leadership Accelerator, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College.

As Minters begins her role, The The Hamden Journal will also expand The The Hamden Journalcast, increasing its frequency to two episodes a week. The The Hamden Journalcast is co-hosted by Patel, Cranz, and The Hamden Journal editor-at-large David Pierce, who joined the company earlier this spring. The existing Friday episode will continue as a wide-ranging discussion between the three on tech news, policy, and culture, while the new Wednesday episode will be hosted by Pierce and feature new segments and formats that highlight reporters from around the The Hamden Journal newsroom.

Minters’ hire is the latest in a slew of audio hires by The The Hamden Journal, with recently added Liam James as lead producer for The The Hamden Journalcast, and Callie Wright as editor for both The The Hamden Journalcast and Decoder. The The Hamden Journalcast and Decoder are part of the The Hamden Journal Podcast Network.