Comings and goings: WHYY’s Moss-Coane steps back to create new program, CFO leaves TPT …

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Marty Moss-Coane will stop hosting the daily program Radio Times for WHYY in Philadelphia Nov. 18.


Moss-Coane became host for the program in 1987. She is cutting back her schedule to work on a new interview program, The Connection with Marty Moss-Coane, which will air once a week. WHYY will cancel Radio Times after Moss-Coane’s last episode airs, according to a WHYY article.

“I feel divided, and I knew I would, in part because I still love doing this show,” said Moss-Coane before going on the air Thursday. “But after 35 years, I know that I am tired. Also, in my 70s. I don’t mind admitting that. I’m at a point in my life and career where I just need to step back. I need to get off the merry-go-round of the daily grind of a daily show.”


Jennifer Schmidt has left her position as CFO for TPT in St. Paul, Minn.

Schmidt joined the station in 2012 after having finance jobs for Archway Marketing Services, Pearson, American Express, U.S. Bank and Pillsbury.

Stacie Reiner was appointed interim CFO. Reiner previously worked as a VP of finance and administration for Top Ten Liquors and also held several managerial positions for Target.



Courtnae Turko was promoted to SVP for Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation, the parent organization of WESA and WYEP. Turko joined the station in 2018 as a director of HR and organizational development and was promoted to VP in 2019. Before working in public media, she was an assistant GM for a Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh and was HR manager for Service Systems Associates.


Angie Rapp was promoted to director of audience development for Ball State Public Media in Muncie, Ind. Rapp joined the dual licensee in 1996 and most recently worked as marketing manager. She first joined Ball State University in 1994 as a communications assistant.


Annette Nwabeke left her position as a communications coordinator for KERA in Dallas to become a brand management supervisor for TRG, an advertising agency. She joined KERA in 2020.



NPR hired Vincent Ni as Asia editor for its International Desk. Ni most recently worked as a China affairs correspondent for The Guardian and is co-founder of the Asia Matters podcast, which was acquired by the Brussels School of Governance this year. He previously worked as a producer and editor for the BBC.


Allison Hagan was promoted to producer for Here & Now, a nationally distributed program produced by WBUR in Boston. “Big thanks to everyone who showed me love and support on this wild ride yeehaw,” she said on Twitter. Hagan joined WBUR in 2019 as a digital producer after working as a business correspondent for the Boston Globe.


David Rodriguez rejoined Southern California Public Radio as partnerships producer. Rodriguez most recently worked as community engagement producer for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Before that, he was an intern and assistant engagement producer for KPCC, SCPR’s radio station in Pasadena.


Shannon Dooling announced that she’s leaving her role as an investigative reporter for WBUR in Boston to become an associate professor of investigative reporting for Boston University’s college of communication. Dooling joined the station as a freelance producer in 2012 and became a Morning Edition field producer in 2013. She also covered immigration and local news before joining the investigations team in 2020.


Dana Cronin, an agriculture reporter for Harvest Public Media and Illinois Public Media’s Illinois Newsroom, announced that she left her position to relocate to the Bay Area. Cronin joined the newsroom in 2019 after working as a producer for NPR.


Lydia Calitri became a full-time newscast producer and floater for NPR. Calitri joined the network in 2020 as a temporary associate producer. “I couldn’t be more excited to be a regular on the team,” she said on Twitter.


NPR announced this year’s Kroc fellows, who will receive hands-on journalism training with the network over the course of a year. The fellows, who will change teams throughout the year, are Tilda Wilson, who graduated from Cornell University last year and most recently worked as a product specialist for Qualtrics; Danielle Kaye, who graduated from the University of California at Berkeley last year and most recently worked as an intern and contract reporter for Reuters; and Juma Sei, who graduated from Yale College this year, served as captain of the varsity track and field team, and was on the editorial board for the Yale Daily News.

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