Yahoo Finance hires four for video production and studio team
Yahoo Finance announced Tuesday four new hires for its video production and studios team.
Starting in August, Yahoo Finance will begin increasing its live programming and by the end of 2018 it will have live programming from the opening bell to the closing bell.
This will include its three daily live shows — “Market Movers,” “Midday Movers” and “The Final Round” — as well as other content it’s been testing, such as “Morning Meeting.”
Andy Hoffman joins as senior executive producer. An Emmy Award–winning television executive and producer with more than 25 years’ experience in cable and broadcast news, Hoffman will oversee Yahoo Finance’s daily live programming, as it expands to eight full hours of market coverage.
During his career, Hoffman has helped create and launch three cable networks: Fox Business Network, Court TV and Sports News Network. At Fox Business, Hoffman was one of the founding executive producers and served as EP of market hours for seven years. Previously, he was a senior producer at “Good Morning America” and at CNBC. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Rochester and has a master’s degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Vanessa Strouse-Kenney has joined as senior creative lead, combining her technical and editorial expertise to implement a new graphics and branding structure across all Yahoo Finance programs. In this role, she will also work closely with the ad-sales team to generate new creative branding opportunities for clients and partners.
Strouse-Kenney is a broadcasting executive with more than 17 years’ experience focusing on media communications, visual branding and digital development, including social media, marketing and broadcast programming. She began her career as a producer at CNBC before moving into graphic development where she oversaw the daily operations of the graphics department at MSNBC.
In 2007, she helped launch Fox Business Network and served as the director of graphics operations for 10 years. Strouse-Kenney graduated with a B.A. in broadcast journalism from California State University, Long Beach.
Han Ting Wang has joined as executive content supervisor. Wang will work closely with producers across the Yahoo Finance video platform to design and implement a sophisticated content packaging and distribution strategy, both on and off network.
Previously, Wang was at CNBC for 12 years where he most recently built and grew the digital video team. He also ran “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” on CNBC TV. Prior to CNBC, Ting oversaw Bloomberg TV’s early- and mid-morning live shows. Wang is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his M.A. in broadcast journalism at NYU.
Jennifer Sherwood is head of talent and booking. Sherwood will oversee all booking efforts and talent relations for Yahoo Finance’s daily live video programming, special events, and growing All Markets Summit conference franchise.
Prior to joining Yahoo Finance, Sherwood spent more than 14 years as a booker for NBC News, working across a wide range of shows and special programs, including “Meet the Press,” “Dateline,” the newly launched one-hour biography series “Headliners,” “Where Were You? The Day JFK Died” with Tom Brokaw, “Barack Obama: Making History” with Chris Matthews, “Hubris: Selling The Iraq War” with Rachel Maddow, and many more. Sherwood has previously held roles with Radical Media and CBS News. Sherwood holds a B.A. in English and communications from Boston College.
“This latest infusion of talent reflects a deep commitment to quality content, as we continue to expand our live video platform on Yahoo Finance,” said Joanna Lambert, general manager of tech and finance at Oath, in a statement. “Andy, Vanessa, Ting and Jennifer bring a tremendous wealth of experience. Combined, they have launched some of the biggest legacy brands in broadcast, worked to advance and transform their digital efforts, and helped them to reach audiences and partners in new ways. We’re excited for them to join our growing organization as we continue to push boundaries and pioneer new formats on Yahoo Finance.”