Senior Vice President of Content Strategy
Ryan Kadro is an Emmy Award-winning Executive and Producer currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Content Strategy at CNN.
Ryan Kadro is an Emmy Award-winning Executive and Producer currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Content Strategy at CNN. In his role, Kadro is charged with developing new programming and concepts across linear, digital and international platforms. His first project since joining CNN in August 2022 was the conception and launch of the network's all-new morning show, "CNN This Morning" with Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.
Kadro previously served as the Executive Producer of "CBS This Morning," a show he helped create and launch in 2012. His nine year tenure at CBS News yielded six Emmy Awards, nearly thirty nominations, the 2017 Murrow Award for "Best Newscast", Dupont and Peabody Awards for breaking news coverage and the highest audience levels relative to competition that the network ever reached in the morning. The program also enjoyed ratings growth for more than four years straight. Kadro is also credited with developing the show's signature "Eye Opener" franchise and launching the "CBS This Morning" podcast. He also led coverage of special events, historic firsts and breaking news including the 2016 Presidential Election, President Trump's inauguration, the first ever broadcast from the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and numerous national news and culture events.
Kadro joined CBS News following a nine-year run at NBC. He began his career in the network's Page program and was part of the team that created and launched "Last Call with Carson Daly" and NBC's New Year's Eve franchise.
Beyond network television, Kadro served as the Head of News for Daily Programming at Quibi, where he successfully negotiated domestic and international partnerships to create original programming with prestigious brands including BBC Worldwide, 60 Minutes, NBC News, VOX Media and ESPN. Kadro and his team helped create and launch twelve unique shows for Quibi's mobile app targeting a Millennial and Gen Z audience. He was also the Chief Content Officer at the digital political news site The Recount, where he oversaw the day-to-day editorial strategy and programming.
Kadro graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.