20 Aug 2014

Glen Scanlon to lead RNZ digital

3:32 pm on 20 August 2014

Glen Scanlon is Radio New Zealand's new head of digital media.

RNZ head of digital media Glen Scanlon

RNZ head of digital media Glen Scanlon Photo: Robert Kitchin

Mr Scanlon is the editor at stuff.co.nz. He has previously been a chief reporter and assistant editor at the Waikato Times newspaper, and an editor at CNN.

Radio New Zealand chief executive Paul Thompson said Mr Scanlon would lead the network's digital media strategy and ensure high-quality news was available online.

"He is a highly accomplished journalist and editor with the right mix of leadership and editorial skills that this new role demands," Mr Thompson said.

"He has proven experience in leading a team of digital journalists to achieve high levels of audience growth and engagement."

Mr Scanlon said he was looking forward to delivering strong, multi-media journalism, and building on Radio New Zealand's reputation for telling great stories.

He is expected to start his new role in October.