N’Jeri Eaton, formerly Chief Audio Officer for Netflix and Chief Content Officer for Apple Podcasts, joins Wondery as Head of Limited Series Co-Productions.
Eaton reports to George Lavender, head of limited series creative production at Wondery. Eaton will oversee the podcast studio and external network collaborations, managing multiple shows from initial idea through production and launch. For its original limited series, Wondery, a division of Amazon, has collaborated with partners including the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team (“Gladiator”), NBC News (“Do No Harm”) and Bloomberg (“The Shrink Next Door,” which was adapted as an Apple TV+ show).
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“I have been a longtime fan of Wondery,” Eaton said in a statement provided to Variety. “From ‘Dirty John’ to ‘Harsh Reality,’ Wondery has a well-earned reputation for telling incredible stories. I am delighted to join the team to continue collaborations with companies like Bloomberg and to look for new partnerships”.
Eaton has spent his career developing, producing and supporting creators through podcasts and documentaries.
At Netflix, which he joined in the summer of 2021, he was in charge of the streamer’s podcast strategy supporting original creators, series and movies. She previously spent about a year at Apple Podcasts, helping to launch its podcast subscription program for creators.
Prior to Apple, Eaton worked at NPR for four years, most recently as a senior program acquisitions manager. At NPR, he’s garnered new talent, partnerships and content, including “Believed” (Peabody Award winner), “White Lies” (Pulitzer Prize finalist) and “No Compromise,” an investigative podcast about gun rights activists. (which won the 2021 award). Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting). Prior to NPR, she was the manager of initiatives and content development at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), which finances and presents documentaries on public television through PBS syndication and American Public Television.
Eaton holds a BA in Film/Film/Video Studies from Emerson College in Boston and an MA in Journalism, Documentary Film and Video from UC Berkeley. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her cat, Rube Goldberg.
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