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Spotify Taps Former CBS Exec to Help Expand News Offering

Spotify has tapped former CBS News President David Rhodes as a consultant to help drive an expansion into news programming, say people familiar with the situation. 

A news push is part of a broader ramp-up of Spotify’s podcast offerings to diversify the company’s revenue beyond music. Additionally, Spotify is looking to grow its sports offering and recently hired a Facebook executive, Amy Hudson, to oversee sports, the people said. Hudson had worked on sports partnerships at Facebook.