Former Fox Programming Chief Jeffrey Glaser Joins Podcast Network Wondery (Exclusive)

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Glaser reunites with his old colleague Hernan Lopez at the startup.

Podcasting startup Wondery has hired Fox programming veteran Jeffrey Glaser to oversee content. 

The company, founded by former Fox International Channels CEO Hernan Lopez, has tapped Glaser as its first president of content, in charge of developing both scripted and real-life programming. 

Glaser most recently served as executive vp current programming at 20th Century Fox Television. He departed from the company in 2015 after overseeing current programming at the studio since 2003, presiding over 24, Arrested Development, Glee, Modern Family and several other shows. 

"As a longtime fan of podcasts, I am excited to join Hernan and his innovative new entertainment company," said Glaser. "I look forward to helping to create distinctive shows for the burgeoning audience of podcast listeners. And I feel very fortunate to continue to work with creative talent in making another form of quality entertainment." 

Added Lopez: "Jeffrey oversaw some of the most iconic drama and comedy series made in Hollywood. We are thrilled to have him join our team and help us attract the most talented writers, producers and actors to a new form of storytelling." 

Wondery also has appointed Univision veteran Cristina Haro as a brand solutions account executive.

The company was formed in January to create and curate podcasts and other forms of on-demand audio storytelling. Fox Networks Group is among its investors.