Liz Gateley Joined Spotify

Hollywood Reporter reported that Liz Gateley has joined Spotify. She was the former programming executive for Lifetime. Her new role at Spotify will be Head of Creative Development.

Liz Gateley is expected to help shape Spotify’s original podcasting strategy. She will oversee the original podcast development teams in both New York and Los Angeles as they develop projects in the comedy, sports, YA Fiction, scripted, news and documentary, and music genres.

Liz Gateley announced the news on her LinkedIn:

I am excited to share that I’ve accepted the role as Head of Creative Development at Spotify! I will be overseeing their original content development teams on both coasts and their expansion into Comedy, Sports, YA Fiction & Scripted, News/Docs and obviously more Music formats in the podcast space. I am excited to be back in the music/culture world to tell loud stories with my incredible team and to help invent new executions as I always have, but, most importantly, to join at such a transformative time at Spotify on the heels of the Gimlet and Anchor acquisitions. I also get to work with Dawn Ostroff and Courtney Holt, both former colleagues and two of the smartest people I know.

Dawn Ostroff is the Chief Content Officer at Spotify. Courtney Holt is the Head of Studios and Video at Spotify.