Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y. Aug. 2002 – present
Director, Radio Program Aug. 2013 – present
Adjunct Associate Professor Aug. 2002 – Aug 2013
Leadership role in preparing students for the future of audio journalism. In consultation with faculty and industry leaders, develop and teach curriculum rooted in fundamental skill development and strong news values, yet flexible and wide ranging enough to prepare students for a changing industry. Hire, manage and schedule adjunct instructors. Consult and work with other faculty and departments to expand audio opportunities within Columbia. Provide close advising of students and work with career services to expand connections in public radio.
Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz and How it Transformed the New York Times
CUNY Journalism Press, Dec. 2015
With Samuel G. Freedman published a book and hour-long public radio documentary about New York Times reporter Jeffrey Schmalz, who died of AIDS in 1993 and covered the epidemic for the New York Times before his death. The audio documentary, distributed by PRX, aired on more than 140 public radio stations, including nine of top 10, and On the Media picked up a 34-minute excerpt to reach more than 400 stations around the country.
New York Public Radio (WNYC Radio), New York, New York June 2007 – Jan. 2011
Executive Producer, Special Projects June 2007 – Jan 2011
Managed strategic programming initiatives at the nation’s largest public radio station. In management roles on the following programs, hired a more inclusive staff by using behavior-based interview assessments, led editorial meetings, managed budgets and worked with outside partners:
Executive Producer, Pop & Politics with Farai Chideya, July 2010 – November 2010
Produced three award-winning three hour-long radio specials focused on the 2010 midterm elections, specifically addressing issues of race and shifting political identities. Distributed by American Public Media, these specials aired on nearly 130 public radio stations around the country.
Deputy Executive Producer, The Takeaway, October 2007 – October 2009
Served as second-in-command in the development and launch of a live morning news program co-produced by WNYC and Public Radio International, with The BBC World Service, the New York Times and WGBH Boston.
Independent Program Producer, Strategist, and Consultant Jan 2011 – present
Consult and work on all levels of program development, from end-to-end production to assessing viability, from strategizing marketing to writing grants. Past clients include: Amazon, PRI, NOVA ScienceNOW, Sound Medicine, BackStory with the American History Guys, The Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality, and Tricycle Magazine.
Producer, PRX Transistor Series Sept 2014 -June 2015
As part of series of a PRX podcast series pairing female producers with female scientists as hosts, worked with microbiologist Christina Agapakis to produce episodes related to the microbiome and how preconceptions about gender can hinder scientific inquiry. Developed a new host with expertise in her area and no previous experience in audio.
Marketplace Radio, New York Bureau, N.Y. Oct 2011 – Feb 2012
Producer, Marketplace Index with David Brancaccio
Produced a daily wrap on the financial markets for national distribution on public radio stations. Worked closely with host on editorial direction, booking, editing, and writing daily web content.
Audible, Inc. (a division of Amazon), Newark, N.J. June 1999 – June 2007
Producer of Original Programming
Managed end-to-end acquisition and production of diverse, downloadable, subscription-based content for Audible, the leading digital spoken word audio provider on the Internet. Programs ranged from a weekly political program with Jim Fallows and Karen Breslau to early podcasts with comedians Robin Williams and Greg Proops and sex writer Susie Bright.
WBGO-FM, Newark, N.J. June 1999 – Aug 2002
Reporter for one of the premier public radio jazz stations, focused on Essex County, New Jersey.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.
M.S. Broadcast Concentration, CBS/Fred Friendly Fellow
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
B.A. in English Literature, minor in Religion
Association of Independents in Radio (1994 - present), Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (2013 - present)