About 

  • Dan Kantor is the Vice President of CNN Podcasts and Audio. He is responsible for CNN Audio's product, technology and business operations across owned and operated and third party platforms.

    Prior to joining CNN, Kantor served as an executive and led product at Clarifai, a leading AI startup; Napster, the original music streaming service; AOL Music, home to iconic media brands such as Spinner, Winamp, and Shoutcast. He is a founder at heart, having created and exited two startups - Exfm and Streampad. The former, a venture-backed company that was acquired by Napster and the latter a self-funded bootstrapped company acquired by AOL. He has also spent time at Yahoo, Microsoft, BCG Digital Ventures, and Delicious.

    Kantor is both a product leader and software engineer who is simultaneously comfortable with creating strategy decks and writing code. He is obsessed with user experience and building talented, empathetic teams who create products and experiences they themselves want to use every day.

    Kantor holds a Master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He was born and raised, and currently resides, in New York.