Louisville Public Media in Kentucky hired Gabrielle Jones as VP of content, a new position.
Jones’ first day with LPM is Dec. 8. She is currently audience editor for KERA in Dallas, where she has worked since 2019. She has also been an editor and held development and marketing positions for VPM in Richmond, Va. Jones is on the board of directors for the Public Media Journalists Association.
“I have a passion for pushing media beyond traditional boundaries and a commitment to putting equity at the center of everything I do,” Jones said in a news release. “I’m very excited to be a member of a team that shares these values and consider it an honor and a privilege to join Louisville Public Media in doing this work and serving this community at this very pivotal moment.”
America’s Test Kitchen appointed two executives to help expand the brand’s reach.
Mark Levine joined the company as VP of television, video and podcast. Levine most recently worked as VP of content for the Magnolia Network, created by reality TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. He has also been VP of programming and digital for the Food Network and held senior digital marketing positions with the SyFy Channel and ABC Daytime.
Madeline Langlieb became senior director of television development. Langlieb joined the program as a creative development consultant in June. She previously worked as manager then director of programming and development for the Food Network.
“The hiring of Mark and Madeline are further proof of our expansion in the TV programming market for networks and platforms such as PBS, Pluto, Amazon’s IMDB, as well as our commitment to continue to empower and inspire confidence, community, and creativity in the kitchen,” said David Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of America’s Test Kitchen in a news release.
Tarik Moody was named PD for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s new Urban Alternative channel.
Moody joined Radio Milwaukee in 2007 and has worked as a host and digital director. The station plans to share the new channel’s name in early 2022 and will launch June 19, according to a news release. CPB supported the initiative with a $450,000 grant.
“Our Urban Alternative channel aims to reclaim the word ‘urban’ for the Black community,” Moody said in a news release. “Instead of putting Black artists in a box, our channel will celebrate the beauty and diversity of Black music and creativity.”
Moody will continue to host Rhythm Lab Radio and the podcasts This Bites, Diverse Disruptors and By Every Measure.
Ximena Jimenez joined Market Enginuity as an account manager for Nashville Public Radio. Jimenez previously worked as a sales team lead for AT&T. She has also worked as a sales specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Alexis Perrone was hired as an events management specialist for WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio. Her first day with the station is Nov. 8. Perrone most recently worked as development manager for the Parkinson’s Foundation and a senior visitor services manager for Experience Columbus. She has also been a marketing and sales manager for Outlook Media and a marketing and events coordinator for the Columbus Dispatch.
Cassandra Fenelon left her position as senior strategic partnerships manager for TPT in St. Paul, Minn., to become a brand integration supervisor for Rise and Shine and Partners, a marketing company. Fenelon joined TPT in 2014 and has also worked as communications and relationships coordinator, associate partner manager and partnership development manager.
Sreedevi Sripathy announced that she’s leaving her position as director of programming and production for WHYY in Philadelphia. A WHYY spokesperson said she likely won’t leave the station until early next year. Sripathy joined WHYY in 2016 as a production project manager.
Paige Okamura was named host of Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi, a weekly music program produced by Hawaii Public Radio. The program will focus on composers, artists and moʻolelo (stories and legends) in Hawaiian music. Okamura is also a host for Bridging the Gap, a weeknight music program produced by the station. She has also been a DJ for KTUH, a noncommercial station in Honolulu.
Carrie Beyer was hired as a producer for Broad & High, an arts and culture program produced by WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio. Beyer previously worked as a senior manager of multimedia marketing and strategic communications for The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.
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