As the Executive Vice President of Digital for CBS RADIO, J.D. Crowley develops and leads the strategy for the division’s digital portfolio, which includes the streaming service Radio.com, the podcast network Play.it, the event discovery business Eventful, local music and entertainment station websites, mobile apps, and social media. Additionally, he works closely with CBS Local Digital Media to oversee market-focused websites dedicated to CBS’ local radio and television stations in a designated area.
Prior to this role, Crowley served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of CBS Television Distribution where he oversaw the creation of an in-house digital video studio to produce and distribute original content for dozens of leading brand advertisers, as well as CBSTD’s category-leading television brands. Crowley and his team also launched a successful digital publishing business and forged deep partnerships with each of the major digital distribution and social platforms. One of his chief accomplishments at CBSTD was growing traffic across multiple sites in several categories to nearly 50M unique visitors globally over two years, with ETonline rising from #42 to #3 in the entertainment news category, and #1 in the category in video for 16 consecutive months.
Previously, Crowley served as a senior supervising producer at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. There he created an in-house creative and production group to develop and produce marketing campaigns, live events, and primetime specials, as well as creating custom branded programs for key advertising partners. He began his career as a producer at KCAL/KCBS Television in Los Angeles, and has created and produced programming across genres from newsmagazines, reality, investigative and special events.
Crowley is the recipient of multiple Emmy, Promax/BDA, Telly, AP and RTNA Awards. He earned bachelor degrees in Cinema and Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California.