New Hampshire Public Radio has named Jim Schachter the next President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume his new role in October 2019.
Jim Schachter comes to NHPR from the nation’s largest public radio station, WNYC in New York City. There, he was Vice President for News for seven years, managing a staff that grew to 120 people and that produced national and local radio programs. During his tenure, WNYC’s reporting prompted federal, state and local investigations and earned some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including Peabody, DuPont, Polk, national Edward R. Murrow, Third Coast and Sigma Delta Chi Public Service awards. Other achievements included driving diversity efforts in both staff and on-air positions, and launching national call-in programs.
Before his experience in public media at WNYC, Jim spent nearly 17 years at The New York Times, working as a senior editor in the business and culture departments and at The New York Times Magazine before rising to the masthead position of associate managing editor. Earlier in his career, Jim reported and edited for ten years—primarily on the business beat—at the Los Angeles Times, and covered labor issues for The Kansas City Star. He got his start in journalism at the Jacksonville Journal after graduating from Columbia University in New York.
Anita Tien led this search with Ben Tobin and Emily McCarthy.
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