Beryl Harold was hired as senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion for WNET in New York.
Harold most recently worked as human resources and diversity director for the Westchester Community Opportunity Program. She has also been an associate vice president in the HR department for Virgin Atlantic, director of human resources for Arise News, HR adviser and employee relations manager for CNN and HR manager for Gap Inc.’s Old Navy division.
Harold will report to Eugenia Harvey, the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer who was promoted in June. Harvey is leading efforts to improve WNET’s DEI initiatives.
“I am excited to partner with Beryl to expand and enhance The WNET Group’s DEI initiatives and objectives,” Harvey said in a news release. “Her expertise in leading HR, diversity and change management programs in both the non-profit and media settings will be an asset as we work to further weave DEI into the fabric of our organization.”
Nancy Dieterich will retire as managing director of local corporate sponsorship for GBH in Boston, effective June 30. Dieterich joined the station in 2009 as director of local radio sponsorship. She previously worked as GM for WCRB, which was acquired by GBH. Dieterich will be replaced by Ted Petersen, who joined GBH as a local sales manager in 2017. He previously held several roles with the Boston Globe, including divisional sales manager and director of advertising. Cheryl Heenan, an account manager who joined GBH in 2011, will take Petersen’s position.
Caroline Krantz was hired as director of business development for the Contributor Development Partnership. Krantz previously worked as senior director of community engagement for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts. She has also been senior business development market leader for Year Up, a nonprofit, and held several director roles with Forrester Research.
Bryan Carr was promoted to assistant chief engineer for PBS Reno in Nevada. Carr joined the station in February 2019 as a broadcast engineering technician, according to a spokesperson. He previously worked in technical services for Raven Electronics and was also an engineer for Circus Circus Reno, a hotel casino resort. “What makes this job even better, is making our station available to homes throughout northern Nevada, where I was born and raised,” Carr said in a news release. “It’s incredibly fulfilling to give something good to my community.”
Paige Osburn announced that she was promoted to managing editor of 1A, produced by WAMU in Washington, D.C. Osburn, who joined the station in 2017, most recently worked as senior producer for the program. Also, Rachel Kurzius announced that she will become a news anchor and host for the station next month. Kurzius has been an associate editor and senior editor for DCist, WAMU’s news site.
Tobin Low and Laura Starecheski were hired as editors for This American Life. Low was co-creator, co-host and co–managing editor of the podcast Nancy, which was produced by WNYC Studios in New York. Low has also worked as a producer for Radiolab and More Perfect. Starecheski is a senior radio editor for Reveal. She joined the organization in 2015 and worked as a senior reporter and producer. Starecheski previously worked as a reporter for NPR’s Science Desk and as a reporter and producer for State of the Re:Union.
NPR announced two hires and personnel changes for its Enterprise Storytelling Unit. Luis Trelles is a senior editor for the unit. Trelles, who is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, previously worked as a senior editor for Latino USA. He has also worked as an editor and producer for Radio Ambulante. Andrew Mambo was hired as a reporter and producer for Invisibilia, which will relaunch with new hosts this spring. Mambo previously worked for ESPN as a founding producer for the 30 for 30 Podcasts. He previously worked as an associate producer for WNYC’s Radio Rookies in New York.
New York Public Radio announced that Trump, Inc., the podcast produced by WNYC Studios, released its last episode Jan. 19. As part of the change, Meg Cramer, who began as the show’s senior producer and EP before becoming a reporter, is leaving the station. Cramer told Current that she will freelance and look for new reporting projects. Katherine Sullivan, who joined the podcast’s team as a ProPublica researcher and freelancer before becoming a reporter and producer, is also leaving. Jared Paul, a sound designer and audio engineer for Trump, Inc., joined WNYC Studios and will work on programs like The United States of Anxiety, said CCO Andrew Golis in a note to colleagues.
Eric Weddle was promoted at WFYI in Indianapolis to managing editor of a new content initiative that will examine inequities in Indiana’s public education system. Weddle said on Twitter that the station will hire three reporters and other staff for the initiative. Weddle joined the station in 2014 as an education reporter.
Jeffrey Knight, programming assistant for PBS Reno in Nevada, joined the PBS Traffic Advisory Committee for a three-year term. The committee helps stations develop program schedules and identify underwriting opportunities, according to a news release. “We’re glad to have Knight on board and look forward to working with him as a station representative,” said Nicholas Agresti, PBS TAC Advisor to the Committee. “One of his responsibilities will be sending updates to stations in Nevada, California, and Guam and in the current environment has already sent out several urgent posts.” Knight previously worked for PBS Reno as a master control operator.
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