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WNYC Radio Hires NY Times Vet as VP of News

WNYC Radio in New York says Associate Managing Editor at The New York Times Jim Schachter will become Vice President for News beginning July 9th. It's a newly created position which puts Schachter in total control of the WNYC Radio news brand, including editorial decisions. Schachter spent 17 years at the Times, WNYCs talented staff, enterprising spirit and public-service mission make it an incredibly appealing place to practice high-impact journalism. Im delighted to have the opportunity to join an institution that I have long admired, and humbled to be leading a newsroom that has such deep respect for the intelligence and engagement of its audience.
New York Public Radio CEO Laura Walker said, We are thrilled that Jim is bringing his extraordinary editorial skills and track record of success to public radio. He has a vibrant vision, an appetite for innovation, and a keen understanding of engaging audiences. This will bolster our ambitious plans to grow our news content and increase our reporting capacity across all platforms. Were delighted that he is joining us at a moment when the need for serious journalism has never been more urgent.