People

  • Coordinating Producer, Jazz Night in America
  • Afternoon News Anchor and Reporter

    Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general...

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Reporter

    Ang Santos began his career in news journalism at WBGO in January 2014 as an intern. His love for telling stories about Newark's history landed him a position as a feature reporter. Before his time at WBGO, Ang was an overnight jock at...

  • Reporter
  • Marketing Manager

    In her time as Marketing Manager for “the galaxy’s greatest jazz station” (Tim Heffernan, Esquire), Brandy has overseen a rebranding of the NPR affiliate, created a social media presence for the organization and partnered with event...

  • Major Gifts Associate
  • Receptionist
  • Chief Engineer
  • Operations Assistant

    Corey fell in love with jazz by the time he got to track 2 on his first listen of Miles Ahead. He produces WBGO’s on-air spots, engineers live events like Kid’s Jazz and the Gateway 2 concert series, and records many of our in-studio...

  • Vice President, Operations and Engineering

    David Tallacksen spends most days immersed in music and technology. As Vice President of Operations and Engineering at WBGO he manages all technical operations and facilities. He has overseen the relocation of WBGO’s transmitter, two website...

  • Administrative Assistant

    Dianna is a champion for the arts, and a community builder. Since starting WBGO in October 2015, she helps to promote and celebrate jazz by providing logistical support for fundraising events such as the Champions of Jazz Gala, and managing...

  • Special Events and Programs Coordinator

    Dorthaan Kirk is one of the co-founders of WBGO-FM 88.3, with thirty-nine years of experience in project management related to institutional development, public relations, music publishing, and artists’ management and development. As WBGO’s...

  • News Director, Morning News Anchor, Co-Host of WBGO Journal & Host of SportsJam

    Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York...

  • Account Manager
  • Development Coordinator

    I came to WBGO in 2007 after having spent the preceding four years as the program manager for a touring children’s theater and a PR consultant for a NY based theater-arts production company.

    Currently my position as Development...

  • Vice President, Finance
  • Newscaster

    Glenn graduated from St.John's University and began his radio career with WNEW News in 1977 spending the next 16 years with the news department anchoring news on the New York Giants Football Network. Next he became news director at WXPS in...

  • Marketing Assistant

    Isaiah started working at WBGO in July of 2016. His primary responsibilities are preparing ticket giveaways, managing media content on WBGO event web page, and Gallery page. He also travels to events to assist event producers, venues, and other...

  • Assistant to the President and CEO
  • Director of Donor Development

    John started working for WBGO in June 2010 as the Interim Marketing Manager, coming on full-time in January 2011 as a Major Gifts Officer. During his time in the Development Department, John’s responsibilities have included managing both the...

  • Reporter
  • Listener Services Associate

    Josh Rosenfeld joined the Membership Department after several years as a WBGO member and volunteer. A native of Elizabeth, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received a BA in Communications from The American University in...

  • Coordinating Producer, Jazz Night in America
  • Senior Producer, Jazz Night in America

    Katie Simon is the Senior Producer for Jazz Night in America, a multi-media, nationally syndicated program produced by WBGO, NPR Music and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    She is the recipient of two Peabody awards, a Columbia-duPontaward, and...

  • Education and Community Resource Associate

    As the Education and Community Resource Associate at WBGO, LaQuin oversees and implements all WBGO education/outreach programs. Responsibilities include planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs and outreach...

  • Director of Editorial Content

    Nate Chinen joined WBGO as the Director of Editorial Content at the start of 2017. In addition to overseeing a range of coverage at WBGO.org, he works closely with programs including Jazz Night in America and The Checkout, and contributes to a...

  • Statehouse Reporter

    Phil has been the Statehouse Reporter in Trenton for both WBGO and WHYY in Philadelphia since 2009.

    He’s a long-time reporter in the tri-state area. For 10 years he worked at Bloomberg Radio in New York City where...

  • Membership Services Coordinator
  • Membership Director

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