is chief product officer of The Texas Tribune, where he is responsible for defining the Tribune's digital roadmap and strategy. Leading collaborations between editorial, engineering and design, he oversees a portfolio of products that bolster the Tribune’s position as a leader in journalism, user engagement and innovation. Over his 25-year career, he has helped broadcast and digital media companies in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin navigate disruptive transitions. Rodney founded and sold two digital media companies and has served on a number of boards—including KLRU, KUT/KUTX, Austin Film Society, The International Game Developers Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Outside of work, he’s passionate about travel, film, record collecting and swimming holes. Rodney has a BA from Rice University and a MFA from The University of Texas at Austin.
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