The adhering to excerpt was sent out from director of audio Paula Szuchman:
Ben Calhoun, an editor at “This American Daily life,” will be part of The Moments as government producer of “The Every day.” Ben will be the senior supervisor of “The Daily’s” team of 50, managing editorial functions, creating ties with the core newsroom, encouraging to set extensive-expression priorities and creating techniques and buildings to support the most bold operate within just a culture of collaboration, equity and transparency.
Considering that becoming a member of “This American Life” in 2010, he’s claimed, manufactured and edited some of the program’s most unforgettable and adorned shows and stories.
Involving 2014 and 2017, Ben remaining “This American Life” to provide as vice president of content material and programming at WBEZ, Chicago’s public radio station. There, he oversaw all sides of the station’s editorial functions.
Ben will report to me and start off his new position on Might 31.
His key associate will, of system, be Lisa Chow, who has deftly steered “The Daily” for the previous 12 months. Ben’s arrival will open up up area for Lisa to focus on leading the editorial operate of “The Day-to-day,” exactly where we all know she is enormously gifted. As the senior-most editor of “The Everyday,” she’ll go on to help set editorial standards, operate protection and reporting, edit the two business and rapid-switch tales and operate with producers and editors to frequently sharpen the get the job done.
Lisa has a prolonged background in audio journalism, as a reporter, a host and editor. She came to The Situations in 2019 following doing the job for virtually two many years as a reporter, beginning at smaller newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and then transferring into audio as an economics reporter at WNYC and “Planet Funds.”
With Ben and Lisa Chow in area to choose “The Daily” ahead, Lisa Tobin will change her awareness to developing out the larger sized environment of newsroom Audio. She’ll continue to deal with the largest storylines of the working day, whilst serving to to stand up new sequence, demonstrates and programming and working much more carefully with journalists throughout the newsroom and all-around the globe.
Lisa was introduced in to establish The Moments audio staff, and was the main architect of “The Everyday.”
As she seems toward new collaborations beyond “The Day-to-day,” Lisa will be a key make contact with between the audio crew and the rest of the newsroom — reporters, desks, as effectively as company and masthead editors.