Comings and goings: Chris Hastings named editor-in-chief of World, Feet in 2 Worlds announces leadership change …

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Chris Hastings was appointed editor-in-chief of World, adding to his EP title.


Hastings has been EP of World, operated by GBH in Boston, since 2012. He joined GBH in 2002 as a postproduction assistant and has also been a postproduction supervisor. Before joining GBH, he was an associate producer for BET.

“This change represents a doubling down on my commitment to the vital work we do in public media and to the powerful platform that WORLD has become,” Hastings said in a news release. “I’m confident that this expansion will enable us to bring you even more diverse and compelling narratives, including new films focused on democracy, timed thoughtfully to provide context and insight during the next presidential election and, further, as we approach America’s 250th birthday in 2026. This is a monumental opportunity to reflect on our past, present, and future as a nation through the unique lens of documentary filmmaking.”

John Rudolph is stepping down as EP of Feet in 2 Worlds, a nonprofit news outlet he founded to share stories by immigrant journalists and journalists of color.


Rudolph’s last day with the organization he founded 20 years ago will be April 1. “From the beginning, Feet in 2 Worlds has been about empowering journalists from immigrant communities, the majority of them women and people of color,” Rudolph said in a news release. “The natural evolution of the organization is that it should be led by a woman of color who comes from an immigrant background. I am handing the reins to Mia to make that happen.”

Mia Warren, incoming managing director, will lead Feet in 2 Worlds. She previously worked as an editing fellow for the organization in 2020 and has also been a producer for StoryCorps. She was most recently a senior producer for Somethin’ Else, an audio company under Sony.


“During my Fi2W fellowship in 2020, I received close mentorship and intensive training that I’d rarely encountered in prior jobs or positions,” Warren said in the release. “Over the course of a year, I learned the intricacies of what it takes to be an effective editor and leader. The experience helped me assess my own strengths and weaknesses and prioritize what kind of work I want to do. And it propelled me to the next level of my career.”

“Mia is an outstanding leader,” Rudolph said. “I am excited to see where she takes Feet in 2 Worlds, and I am ecstatic that our new managing director is someone who comes from within our network.”

WVIA in Pittston, Pa., announced several additions to its newsroom.


Faith Golay was hired as the news editor. Golay most recently worked as an editor for the Scranton Times-Tribune, which she joined in 1996.

Roger DuPuis became a reporter. He most recently worked as managing editor for the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He also covered the Luzerne County Court and was an assistant city editor at the newspaper.

Sarah Hofius Hall joined the station as an education reporter. She previously worked as an education reporter for The Scranton Times-Tribune.

WVIA hired Borys Krawczeniuk as politics reporter. Krawczeniuk most recently worked as an investigative reporter covering local politics for The Scranton Times-Tribune. In college, Krawczeniuk trained to work in broadcasting but pivoted to newspaper reporting. In a news release, he said joining WVIA means that he’s “finally back on the right track.”

Chase Bottorf will cover Williamsport and the Lycoming County region. His position is funded through the Williamsport Lycoming Competitive Grant Program at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. Bottorf most recently worked as a reporter for the Lock Haven Express.



Casey Melzo joined PBS Reno in Nevada as a building maintenance technician. Melzo previously worked as co-owner and operator of B’s Handyman. He brings years of experience in plumbing and various construction, electrical and mechanical work. “Casey comes to us ready to keep our building in top shape, but he is also willing and ready to learn the broadcast side of our operation,” said Bryan Carr, VP of technology, in a news release.



Rick Brewer was appointed news director of WCMU in Mount Pleasant, Mich. He succeeds Amy Robinson, who left the station last year to become news director for WKAR in East Lansing, Mich. Brewer has been the station’s general assignment reporter since 2022 and became interim news director when Robinson left the role. Before working at WCMU, he was a producer for Iowa Public Radio’s daily programs Talk of Iowa and River to River.


Ben Adler, former director of programming and audience development at CapRadio in Sacramento, Calif., started a temporary position with NPR as editor of Up First. “I hadn’t anticipated starting a new job right away, an opportunity emerged that I couldn’t pass up,” he said on X, formerly known as Twitter, noting that he stopped working for CapRadio Feb. 9. “I’m beyond excited, and pretty darn humbled, to board the ‘Mothership’ after 20 years at public radio stations small and large. And I’m grateful to be able to do this important work from Sacramento, where my family is rooted.” Adler joined CapRadio in 2007 as a Sacramento reporter and was also All Things Considered host, state government reporter and Capitol bureau chief.


Andy Chanley is leaving his role as music director and afternoon host of The SoCal Sound in Northridge, Calif. Chanley is taking a host position with WXRT, a commercial station in Chicago. Chanley joined The SoCal Sound in 2018. “However much you think this station has meant to me, it’s meant more,” Chanley said on the air Wednesday. “Listeners often tell us that The SoCal Sound has seen them through tough times like the pandemic. But, actually, this station and these listeners saw me through the pandemic. They saw me through stage-three cancer. They saw me through the last six years of my life and for that, I am forever grateful.”



The Poynter Institute named Stella M. Chávez, immigration and demographics reporter for KERA in Dallas, to its national advisory board. Chávez joined KERA in 2013 as an education reporter and blogger before shifting to her new beat in 2020. She was also a regional outreach specialist for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a staff writer for the Dallas Morning News and the Sun Sentinel.

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