NPR announced new teams to grow audience and revenue.
Bryan Moffett will be SVP of Network Growth and will retain his role as COO of National Public Media, which handles corporate sponsorship sales for NPR and member stations. Moffett became GM of NPM in 2014 and was promoted to COO in 2016. Before that, he was VP of digital strategy and ad operations for NPR.
Moffett’s new team will focus on engaging “younger and more diverse audiences” through podcasts and other on-demand audio. It will also oversee business strategies for expanding the NPR+ podcast subscription service and the NPR+ Bundle, according to a news release.
Joel Sucherman, who most recently oversaw the launch of NPR’s podcast subscription service, will be VP of audio platform strategy. He will lead an audio platform team in the new division.
Sucherman joined NPR in 2010 as PD for Project Argo, an initiative to grow online local news. He has also been senior director of digital products and VP of new platform partnerships. His most recent teams worked on integrating public radio with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home devices.
Alan Goffinski announced that he was hired as an associate producer and songwriter for WNYC’s Radiolab in New York City.
Goffinski will work on a children’s program associated with Radiolab, according to a Charlottesvile, Va., TV station. WNYC declined to share additional information about the show.
Goffinski most recently worked as executive director for the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, a nonprofit in Charlottesville.
“While I’m thrilled for this opportunity to stretch my creativity in new ways, I’m also glad this remote position will allow me to remain in Charlottesville,” Goffinski said on LinkedIn.
Liberty Peralta was hired as director of marketing and communications for Hawaii Public Radio. Peralta previously held several roles for PBS Hawaii including director of communications and VP of communications. She has also been director of web development for Mahaka Studios and currently owns Popoki + Tea, a cafe in Honolulu where customers can adopt rescue cats.
Ali Rogin will become a foreign affairs correspondent for PBS NewsHour Weekend next month. Rogin joined NewsHour in 2019 as a producer after working as a digital journalist for ABC News. “I’ll still be on the foreign affairs producing team three days a week … And I’ll still be doing some producing for the weekend show too,” Rogin said on Twitter.
Rachel Treisman announced that she was promoted to associate editor and digital writer for NPR’s Morning Edition live blog. Treisman joined NPR as a National Desk intern in 2019. She has also been a news assistant and production assistant.
Linah Mohammad rejoined NPR’s All Things Considered as a producer. Mohammad most recently worked as a podcast producer for The Washington Post. She has also been a news assistant for NPR and an intern for All Things Considered.
Victoria Whitley-Berry said they’re leaving their positions as director, producer, editor and reporter for NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First. Whitley-Berry joined NPR in 2016 as an All Things Considered intern. They have also been a reporter for WFSU in Tallahassee, Fla., and an intern for KERA in Dallas.
StoryCorps announced that Dane E. Holmes was elected board chair. Holmes, who previously served as vice chair and treasurer, succeeds interim board chair Marta Elisa Moret. Holmes is CEO and co-founder of Eskalera, a software company, and previously held executive positions for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. In addition, Vic Parker, a managing director for Spectrum Equity, was elected treasurer. StoryCorps also appointed seven new board members: Aaron M. Bates, head of private wealth platform and partners for AllianceBernstein; Giovanna Gray Lockhart, founder of the New York Women’s Collective and senior advisor to the nonprofit Paid Leave for the United States; Miriam Hess, partner at Siegel Strategies; Gary Knell, senior advisor to Boston Consulting Group and past chair of National Geographic Partners; Sarah O’Brien, VP of communications at Meta; James Ransom, chair of Economic Development at the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs; and Jason Reynolds, an author of books for children and young adults.
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