Laura R. Walker is the CEO of New York Public Radio (NYPR), the largest public radio station group in the US and a major producer of audio content. The NYPR reaches ~23.4M listeners monthly - they’re responsible for a long list of your favorite podcasts such as “Radiolab”, “The New Yorker Radio Hour”, “Death, Sex & Money”, and more. Walker has been a transformative engine at NYPR, she has increased its monthly audience from 1 million to 23.4 million, raised close to $150 million in long-term investment and led as one of the most influential producers of podcasts.
This boss lady’s career started at National Public Radio (NPR) where she worked as a print journalist and received a Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence, the industry’s highest honor. She has worked at Carnegie Hall, Sesame Workshop, etc. and sits on the boards of The Commonwealth Fund, Yale Center for Customer Insights, and many other organizations. Her title as NYC’s “Most Powerful Women” by Crain’s New York Business, is very well deserved and continues to be true today.
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