WHYY Appoints Sarah Glover New Vice President for News and Civic Engagement

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WHYY has named Sarah Glover, a former photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and currently editor of Minnesota Public Radio’s MPR News, as its new vice president for news and civic engagement, the Philadelphia affiliate said Wednesday. NPR on its website.

Glover, who will oversee all digital radio and television programming, is set to start July 25, replacing Sandra Clark who left WHYY in February to become executive director of StoryCorps, a Brooklyn nonprofit that shares stories. of ordinary Americans.

“Philly has always been good to me,” Glover said on Facebook. “Thank you, Team WHYY, for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Greater Philadelphia with you. I am thrilled to assume the role of Vice President of Information.”

She did not immediately respond to an interview request.

In a statement to staff, WHYY President and CEO Bill Marrazzo described Glover, who has served in his current position with Minnesota Public Radio for 15 months, as a “nationally recognized leader in an information and social media strategist with 24 years of progressive experience as an information manager,” according to the WHYY article.

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“Sarah Glover’s experience spans all aspects of contemporary news coverage, including broadcast and digital reporting, multimedia content and photojournalism,” Marrazzo said in the article. “She also combines this experience with a deep understanding of the importance of marketing and revenue generation necessary for success in today’s media marketplace.”

Glover’s experience in Philadelphia, in addition to nearly a decade at The Inquirer and more than three years at The Daily News, includes two years as social media editor at NBC10 Philadelphia. Her LinkedIn profile said she worked for more than six years in New York City as a social media strategist at NBC Owned Television Stations, a collection of local stations.

A media leader, Glover served two terms, from 2015 to 2019, as president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Like many news outlets, including The Inquirer, WHYY has seen a significant turnover in its reporters during the pandemic. The Inquirer reported in February that since the start of 2021, at least 25 WHYY newsroom staff – about half – have left or given notice.

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