J.D. Crowley is the Chief Digital Officer at Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content reaching over 170 million people each month across multiple platforms. He is responsible for developing and leading the strategy for the company’s digital portfolio, which includes the streaming service Radio.com; a network of local news, sports and music websites, apps and social media platforms in nearly all of the top 50 U.S. markets supporting Entercom’s local stations; the event discovery business Eventful; and Smart Reach Digital, Entercom’s local and regional digital agency. Crowley also helps manage the company’s partnership with Cadence13, one of the leading creators of premium podcasts, with today’s biggest names, thought leaders and influencers in entertainment, sports and politics.
Prior to joining Entercom, Crowley held various roles at CBS Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Digital for CBS Radio and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media for CBS Television Distribution. One of his chief accomplishments was leading the relaunch of digital and newsgathering efforts at “Entertainment Tonight,” growing ET online from No. 42 to No. 1 in the entertainment news category in the U.S. and No. 1 in the video category for more than 18 consecutive months. He also served as Senior Vice President of CBS Brand Studio, an in-house digital video and branded content studio he helped launch, that developed, produced and distributed original content for dozens of leading national brand advertisers and streaming services, as well as many of the company’s owned and operated television brands across the entertainment, news, lifestyle, and health and wellness categories.
Previously, Crowley served as a Senior Supervising Producer at “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” first for Paramount Domestic Television, and then for CBS. He began his career as a producer at KCAL/KCBS Television in Los Angeles, and has developed and produced programming across genres from daytime talk shows to newsmagazines; late-night television; and reality, investigative, and live events formats.
Crowley is the recipient of multiple Emmy, Telly, AP and RTNA Awards. In 2010, he was named one of the “13 Under 30 Next-Generation Marketing Executives” by PromaxBDA.
Crowley earned bachelor’s degrees in both cinema & television and visual anthropology from the University of Southern California.