Kevin Dawson is WBEZ’s Managing Director, Content Development, responsible for leading the creation and evolution of a rich, innovative and diverse next-generation of on-demand content and podcasts at Chicago Public Media. He leads a talented team dedicated to conceptualizing and creating the captivating shows of the present and future.
Prior to his arrival at WBEZ in 2018, Kevin worked in the UK for more than 25 years, both at the BBC and also as Director of Programmes at Whistledown Productions, one of the UK’s foremost independent production houses. During that time he produced and created literally thousands of shows for all the main BBC networks, as well as for platforms Spotify and Audible.
As for his professional love of audio – he connects that to his first job aged 17 as an ice cream delivery boy, when he played radio loudly in English country villages, to attract customers to his pink painted ice cream van.