Megan Marcus is the executive producer of CNN Audio, with editorial oversight of CNN's portfolio of original podcasts. She came to CNN in December 2019 with diverse experience in podcasts, television and live events. Marcus launched one of the first podcasts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic: "Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction with Sanjay Gupta." She also oversees new podcasts including "All There Is with Anderson Cooper" and "The Assignment with Audie Cornish", along with "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta", "The Axe Files with David Axelrod", "Tug of War" and more.
Marcus began her career in television at NBC News in 2001. She started as a desk assistant in the Washington bureau and later moved to New York where she produced taped pieces and live coverage for NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Williams and NBC News Specials. During her twelve years at NBC, she covered multiple elections, debates, breaking news events and interviews with President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Tony Blair and then Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Marcus then changed gears and started a new path, developing and overseeing social impact programming for The Paley Center for Media in New York, mainly focused on the influence of media representations on our culture and society. In addition to the PaleyIMPACT initiative, she produced seminars at the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
Podcasts came calling in 2018 and Marcus helped produce, edit and launch CBS Sunday Morning's brand new podcast "Mobituaries with Mo Rocca." The chart-topping series received critical acclaim and a devoted listener base.
Over the course of her career, Marcus has been recognized with News & Documentary Emmys, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
Marcus grew up in Weston, Connecticut and later attended the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in International Relations, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001.