The Penguin Random House Audio Team Has a Jazzy, Winning Night

(L to R): Matie Argiropoulos, Karen Dziekonski, Dan Zitt, Julie Wilson, and Kelly Gildea

Having a sense of  déjà vu? This past Monday saw our very own Penguin Random House Audio team in Los Angeles for the 2024 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. One month after having snagged a GRAMMY® for Michelle Obama’s THE LIGHT WE CARRY, the PRH Audio team headed West again and struck gold!  

Team PRH Audio at the Audie Awards

The Penguin Random House Audio team was lead by Dan Zitt, SVP, Content Production, PRH Audio,  who accepted the award for Audiobook of the Year for Bono’s SURRENDER, and Donna Passannante, SVP, Marketing & Publicity, PRH Audio. In an acceptance speech, Dan emphasized the dedication that goes into audio books, “I say to my team all the time, sometimes you have to do really hard things to make really great things, and this is a symbol of that. This audiobook took us two years to make, so standing up here, I have a lot of love for the work everyone in this room does.”  

(L to R): AudioFile Magazine editor in chief Robin Whitten, Best Fiction Narrator Billie Fulford Brown, PRH Audio’s Heather Dalton and Donna Passannante

Happy congratulations to all who attended in recognition of our nominations! The PRH Audio contingent included Matie Argiropoulos, Amber Beard, Patrick Billard, Heather Dalton, Karen Dziekonski, Brady Emerson, Kelly Gildea, Victoria Hernandez, Lauren Klein, Linda Korn, Ok Hee Kolwitz, Olivia Langen, Heather McDonald, Iris McElroy, Nick Martorelli, Toni Menta, Orli Moscowitz, Mike Murray, Donna Passannante, Nithya Rajendran, Jorge Reyes, Julie Wilson, and Dan Zitt. 


Scroll through the evening’s photos below!

Audies 2024! by lara.lyzbeth

Fun behind the scenes video:

@prhaudio Pov: the PRH Audio team takes LA for the Audies 🌴🎧✨ #audiobooktok #audiobooknarrator #losangelesvlog #audieawards ♬ original sound – PRH Audio


Click on below for the livestream of the ceremony on YouTube!


Posted: March 8, 2024