Facebook’s upcoming News Tab will be home to a new interview style show from Buzzfeed News. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, “Profile” is a new weekly interview show hosted by Audie Cornish of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
The series, which does not yet have a premiere date, will be executive produced by Tracey Eyers, who most recently produced NBC’s “Talk Stoop,” BuzzFeed News VP of News and Programming Shani Hilton, and BuzzFeed News Head of Programming Cindy Vanegas-Gesuale.
“We think there’s a huge space right now for a new, newsmaking interview show on this giant platform, and we couldn’t have found a stronger host for Profile,” said Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed News. “Audie Cornish has been a defining voice on public radio for years, and we’re incredibly excited to bring her hosting abilities to a new audience, on a new kind of interview show for Facebook Watch.”
The new series, which is being funded by Facebook, is part of a new effort by the social media giant to make its platform a more reliable destination for news content. This first lineup of funded shows includes news publishers from broadcast to digital native, national and local. Those shows already announced include ABC News’ “On Location,” Advance Local’s “Chasing Corruption,” ATTN:’s “Undivided ATTN:,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper Full Circle,” FOX News’ “Fox News Update,” Mic’s “Mic Dispatch,” Quartz’s “Quartz News,” Univision’s “Real America with Jorge Ramos.”