Comings and goings: WETA adds VP, KUAR promotes staffers …

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WETA in Washington, D.C., hired Devin Karambelas as VP for television programming and operations.


Karambelas will report to WETA SVP and GM Miguel Monteverde. She will oversee local television operations “with the specific responsibility of managing the programming and broadcast traffic teams,” according to a news release.

She most recently worked as senior programming manager for GBH in Boston. She joined GBH in 2017 as an editorial assistant to the station’s VP of national programming and was also national programming coordinator and programming manager before receiving a promotion last year.

KUAR in Little Rock, Ark., announced two managerial promotions.

Breen and Gregory

Daniel Breen steps up from Morning Edition host to news director. Breen first joined KUAR in 2017 as a weekend news anchor and general assignment reporter. He later worked as All Things Considered host before starting the morning job in 2020.

Ryan Gregory, formerly operations coordinator, was promoted to PD. Gregory previously worked as a photojournalist, newsroom manager and promotions producer for KARK, an NBC affiliate in Little Rock. He also had a 14-year tenure at Arkansas PBS, including a stint as interim director of programming and work in the education and traffic departments.

Amanda Burks joined WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, as development and marketing director.


Burks previously worked as a senior producer for Real Art, an advertising agency in Dayton, Ohio. She was also chief development officer for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton and worked in development and events for the Dayton Art Institute and the Hospice of Dayton Foundation.

In a news release, GM Luke Dennis said Burks will help WYSO seek funding for ongoing projects including new headquarters and a satellite studio in downtown Dayton.

Farah Yousry was promoted to managing editor for Side Effects Public Media, a Midwest health reporting collaboration based at WFYI in Indianapolis.


Yousry joined Side Effects in 2021 as a health equity reporter. Before that she was a contract broadcast journalist for the BBC.

Yousry succeeds Christine Herman, who announced on Twitter that she’ll work as a freelance journalist covering health and science. Yousry praised Herman on Twitter when announcing her promotion. “I remember a time I was struggling w/ juggling kids & making a reporting trip to Ohio (had no available childcare) and @CTHerman offered to drive from Illinois, where she is based, to meet me in Ohio to babysit the kids as I do my reporting 🥲talk about #BossGoals,” Yousry tweeted.



Lillian Xu is leaving her position as senior director of strategy and business development for New York Public Radio to join Vox as executive director of its audio business. Xu will partner with Vox executives to “support further expansion of the Vox Media Podcast Network,” according to a news release. Xu joined NYPR in 2021 as director of strategy and business development and was promoted last year.



Sarah McCammon will join NPR’s Washington Desk as a national political correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, effective July 1. She will continue her coverage of reproductive rights through a political lens but will also contribute to 2024 campaign reporting. McCammon joined the network in 2015 as a reporter and became a national correspondent in 2018. In 2016 she was NPR’s lead political reporter covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and was part of the original NPR Politics Podcast team.


Miguel Macias, a senior producer for NPR’s All Things Considered, announced on Twitter that he is no longer an employee of the network. “I’d love to tell you what my next exciting step is, but the fact is that I don’t know yet. For now I’ll be a freelancer, and I do have some exciting ideas that I hope will come to fruition,” he said. “You probably heard about the recent layoffs at NPR. At that time I stepped forward as a volunteer to leave my Senior Producer post at @npratc. It was a painful decision to make, but the one that made the most sense for personal reasons.” Macias joined NPR in 2021.

Mark Wozniak is retiring as All Things Considered host for WBFO in Buffalo, N.Y. Wozniak first joined the station in 1978 as a volunteer board operator. He was also a volunteer co-host of the weekly program A Polka Sunday With Friends and had stints as a Morning Edition host.


Mark Greenblatt was hired as executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The investigative unit’s reporting has aired on PBS NewsHour, and the Cronkite School is associated with NewsHour and Arizona PBS. Greenblatt succeeds Maud Beelman, the former Associated Press investigations editor who had served as the Howard Center’s founding executive editor since 2019. Greeenblatt most recently worked as senior national investigative correspondent and coordinator of specialized reporting for the Scripps Washington Bureau.


The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education announced the 2023 recipients of its Maynard 200 Fellowship. This year’s cohort includes Farida Jhabvala Romero, a labor correspondent for KQED in San Francisco; Walter Smith Randolph, investigative editor and director of the Accountability Project for Connecticut Public; Nina Martin, features editor for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting; and Priya David Clemens, host of KQED Newsroom, a weekly television series produced by the San Francisco station.

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