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NPR Appoints Yolanda Sangweni as New Senior Director For Programming

National Public Radio (NPR) just leveled up their executive leadership. The company has announced that Yolanda Sangweni will assume the role of senior director for programming. “Yolanda will be a key member of the programming leadership team, helping drive our strategy to reach new audiences, including developing new programs and initiatives,” said Anya Grundmann, SVP of Programming and Audience Development in a company statement. “She will also be the executive sponsor for several of our existing shows, including Throughline and CodeSwitch, and act as programming’s senior liaison with the Marketing division.” According to NPR, Sangweni will join them from Luminary, where she was tapped for enhancing podcast discovery to users via different methods through her role as director of editorial and programming. She also spent nine years working for ESSENCE as an entertainment editor before ultimately becoming the digital content director where she led the company’s social strategy and...

Nov 24, 2020