The following excerpt press release was sent out:
OZY Media, the award-winning news and entertainment company, has announced that Beverly J. Watson, a highly regarded lawyer, entrepreneur, and philanthropic executive, has joined OZY to lead its editorial operation and expand OZY’s premium newsletters.
A graduate of Stanford Law School and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, Watson is the sister of OZY Founder Carlos Watson and played a critical role in the inception of OZY Media. Her voice was extremely influential in the company’s forward-looking identity. “As you can imagine, I love OZY and am so proud of what has been built. The smart, flavorful, and global stories that we tell have always stood out and had an impact. I am excited to help us tackle new topics in novel ways in this incredibly transformative time.”
Watson has held positions at the US State Department, Laureate Education, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and King Philanthropies, a grantmaking foundation that works to combat extreme poverty. Watson has already put her stamp on OZY with the launch of a new Sunday Magazine called Elevate the Conversation.
Watson has assembled a team of editors, freelance and full-time reporters and intends to continue to build a strong, diverse, global team as OZY further expands its editorial coverage.