The Orioles have added a new position to their Senior Leadership Team, hiring broadcast journalist and editor Cal Perry as senior vice president and chief content officer.
In the role, Perry “will oversee the Orioles’ creative content efforts,” the team said in a news release. The Washington, D.C. native joins the Orioles from the news network MSNBC, where he worked as an on-air network correspondent and global news editor of digital content. He has also worked at CNN, the Al Jazeera Media Network and Voice of America, with much of his journalism career devoted to covering international news with a focus in the Middle East.
“Today, I am extremely proud to announce that yet another highly sought-after, world-class executive from the entertainment, sports, or media industries has accepted my invitation to join the Orioles, as the Club continues to recruit the most talented, forward-thinking individuals inside or outside of MLB and the media space,” Orioles CEO and Chairman John Angelos said in a statement. “During his two decades covering the world’s biggest stories for the most prestigious media organizations, including CNN, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera, Cal Perry’s reputation as a master storyteller and journalist who brings his audience to the front lines of generational news and human-interest stories, from middle America to the Middle East, is unmatched.
“Cal joins the Orioles’ Senior Leadership Team at a transformational moment, when there are countless stories to tell, memories to make, and visitors to attract to this community as we expand the Club’s on-field progress and important leadership role in helping the City of Baltimore reach its full potential.”
On the Orioles’ Senior Leadership Team, Perry joins Angelos, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias, and five other senior vice presidents: Greg Bader (administration and experience), T.J. Brightman (chief revenue officer), Jennifer Grondahl (community development and communications), Michael D. Hoppes (chief financial officer) and Lisa Tolson (human resources).