Comings and goings: CCO Andrew Golis leaves NYPR, Bob Boilen vacates the Tiny Desk …

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New York Public Radio announced that CCO Andrew Golis is leaving the organization.


Golis’ last day with NYPR is Friday, according to a staff memo from CEO LaFontaine E. Oliver.

“I want to thank Andrew for being such a generous and considerate colleague, and for helping to make my first months here easier with his insights and knowledge. I hope you’ll join me in wishing him the very best in his future endeavors,” Oliver said.

Golis joined NYPR in 2019. Before that he was an executive for Vox and held positions at The Atlantic, Frontline, Yahoo News and Talking Points Memo.


Bob Boilen, an NPR host, producer and director who created All Songs Considered and co-founded the network’s Tiny Desk Concerts, is leaving the organization next month.

“After 35 years, I am leaving NPR,” Boilen said on Twitter. “I love the people I’ve worked with, but it’s time to find new challenges. Thank you for listening/watching.”

Boilen joined NPR in 1988. He worked as director of All Things Considered before founding All Songs Considered in 2000. In 2008, he co-founded Tiny Desk Concerts with Stephen Thompson.



Carol Daniel became a senior producer and host for Nine PBS in St. Louis. Daniel most recently worked as a host for KMOX, a commercial radio station in St. Louis. She was also a co-host for Great Day St. Louis for KMOV, a CBS affiliate. “With a long and lauded career, Carol Daniel is a true St. Louis media icon, trusted to bring this community stories that matter,” said Nine PBS CEO Amy Shaw in a news release. “Her reputation for informing and inspiring through her work is well known, and she is committed to Nine PBS’s role in helping our community thrive. She has big plans for her new chapter at Nine PBS, and we could not be more excited that she’s joining our team.”

Joanne Gordon is retiring from her position as a senior editor for WXXI in Rochester, N.Y. “Joanne’s editorial talent and contributions have left an enduring legacy of excellence. Cheers to a well-deserved retirement!,” the station said in a statement. Gordon joined the station in 1985.


Jordan Pascale, a transportation reporter for WAMU in Washington, D.C., is leaving the organization to become media relations manager for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. “After 20 years of journalism, WAMU/DCist is my last stop,” he said on Twitter, adding “now feels like the right time to try something new.” Pascale joined WAMU in 2018. He previously covered local government and transportation for the Virginian-Pilot and the Omaha World-Herald.


John Wanamaker, a newscaster for Minnesota Public Radio, is leaving the station to become host of All Things Considered for Iowa Public Radio. Wanamaker told the Star Tribune in an interview that he’s relocating to Des Moines to help care for his parents-in-law. Wanamaker joined MPR in 2010. He previously worked as a reporter and anchor for WCCO, a CBS radio affiliate in Minneapolis. Before that he was a host for Wisconsin Public Radio.


Eight public media employees are among the 30 BIPOC journalists selected for the Poynter Institute’s seventh annual Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media. They are: Johanna Bejarano Barragan, multiplatform bilingual reporter for Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, Wash.; Andrea Gutierrez, producer for TED Radio Hour for NPR; Subrina Hudson, money editor for the Chicago Sun-Times; Anjuli Sastry Krbechek, senior producer for LAist Studios; Suevon Lee, assistant managing editor on the Education Desk for WBUR in Boston; Andrea López-Cruzado, senior editor of Latino USA for Futuro Media Group; Micaela Rodriguez, managing producer of podcasts for KERA in Dallas; Dalton Walker, managing editor for ICT, formerly known as Indian Country Today.


Julie Allen Ward was elected board president of West TN PBS in Martin, Tenn. Ward, executive director of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, previously served as the board’s secretary and has also been on the station’s community advisory board. In addition, Bob Moore, a sales manager for manufacturer BK Corrosion, was elected VP of the board. Lynn Alexander, dean of the college of humanities and fine arts for the University of Tennessee at Martin, was elected secretary. Steve Bowers, a retired radio host and producer, was elected treasurer. The officers of the board will serve two-year terms.


Victor Palomino, public affairs director and bilingual reporter for Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in Philo, Calif., was elected to the board of directors for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Since 2003, Palomino has worked for community radio stations in North Carolina, Kentucky and California.

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Current Reporter Tyler Falk contributed to this column.

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