The Orioles today announced that Cal Perry has joined the organization as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer. Perry will oversee the Orioles’ creative content efforts and be responsible for integrating the team’s content throughout the organization and with club partners. In this role, he joins the club’s Senior Leadership Team that manages all aspects of the organization’s business and baseball operations, consisting of seven veteran executives each holding decades of industry experience.
“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,” said Orioles Chairman and CEO John Angelos. “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.”
Perry began his journalism career at CNN as an assignment editor on the International Desk before being promoted to Baghdad-based producer, where he served as an embedded reporter during the Iraq War. At CNN, he gained experience as both a Bureau Chief and correspondent, serving in posts around the world and covering a variety of stories. Perry also spent time with Al Jazeera Media Network as a Senior Correspondent in the Middle East. He later worked as an executive at Voice of America before joining MSNBC. There, Perry has served both as the Global News Editor, Digital Content and most recently as an on-air network correspondent.
A native of Washington, D.C., Perry received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.