NPR’s Frank Langfitt is leaving his London-based reporting position to become a Global Democracy correspondent, working with the network’s Investigations team in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Lauren Frayer will become London correspondent and leave her position in Mumbai, which she has covered for five years.
Didrik Schanche, chief international editor, and Bob Little, senior investigations editor, announced the changes in a staff memo posted Tuesday on NPR’s website.
Langfitt has reported from London for seven years. Before that, he reported for NPR from other countries for five years.
Frayer reported from Madrid before her move to Mumbai. She has also reported from Seoul, Islamabad and Jerusalem.
CRB Classical, a music station owned by GBH in Boston, announced several staff changes.
Brian McCreath, director of production, became a producer and host for the station’s weekly Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts. He succeeds Ron Della Chiesa, who retired as a host for the station after working for the organization since 1968.
CRB Classical also promoted three staffers. Kendall Todd, a former digital associate producer, steps up to content manager of GBH Music. Colin Brumley became music director after working as radio associate producer. And Tyler Alderson moved from host and producer to operations manager.
Three new hires were also announced. Edyn-Mae Stevenson joins the station as weekday midday host. Greg Ferrisi became weekday afternoon host, and William Peacock is now a production assistant.
Rebecca Kruth was named host of All Things Considered for Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor. Kruth succeeds Christina Shockley, who left the station in June to work as a public radio hosts consultant. Kruth joined the station in 2014 as a Morning Edition intern and most recently worked as a weekend host, reporter and producer.
After nearly nine years with NPR, Ian Stewart is heading to the New York Times to become a producer for a new show on the Times’ audio app. Stewart most recently worked as a producer and editor on Weekend Edition and Up First, according to a Times news release.
Riley Bunch left her position Jan. 13 as a reporter covering public policy and politics for Georgia Public Broadcasting. “Thank you to everyone who supported me during this part of my career,” she tweeted. “But Atlanta is not rid of me yet.” Bunch is joining the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as Atlanta City Hall reporter.
Stephanie Wolf announced on Twitter last month that she will leave her position as arts and culture reporter for Louisville Public Media in Kentucky. She is moving to Denver. “I plan to freelance, hoping to dig more into long-form audio, photography & some creative projects too!” she said. Her last day at LPM was Friday.
Greater Public announced the appointment of three new board members: Ashley Alvarado, VP of community engagement and strategic initiatives for Southern California Public Radio in Pasadena; Anthony Padgett, CEO for South Carolina ETV/South Carolina Public Radio; and Tammy Terwelp, CEO of KUNC and The Colorado Sound in Greeley.
Frontline has selected six mid-career filmmakers to participate in its Investigative Journalist Equity Initiative, a new effort aimed at increasing diversity among documentarians. The inaugural cohort will receive support from Frontline’s senior editorial team and work inside production companies that have relationships with the show, including The Documentary Group, Left/Right, Maxine Productions and Trilogy Films.
The cohort members are:
- Juanita Ceballos, a documentary producer and filmmaker whose work has appeared on Vice, HBO, Showtime and other outlets.
- Jonathan Clasberry, an Afro-Tejano filmmaker based in Brooklyn, N.Y. His credits include Fiasco, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and, most recently, The 1619 Project.
- Lora Moftah, a reporter, producer and director who has produced multiple films for The New York Times Presents. She also helped to develop, launch and produce The Weekly documentary series on FX and Hulu.
- Serginho Roosblad, a documentary filmmaker who is part of the Associated Press’ global investigations team. Roosblad has also directed and produced award-winning films about prolific photographers in America.
- Patty Talahongva, a Hopi journalist, documentary producer and news executive. She joined Indian Country Today in 2019 to create the first national TV newscast produced by an all-Indigenous staff.
- Xinyan Yu, a video journalist and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. She has directed, produced and shot content for the BBC, CNBC, Nova and Channel NewsAsia.
“We are proud to support these mid-career journalists and investigative documentary storytellers as they seek out compelling stories to bring to PBS audiences,” said Frontline EP Raney Aronson-Rath in a press release Tuesday.
The initiative is supported by CPB, PBS, GBH and the Abrams Foundation.
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