People

  • Coordinating Producer, Jazz Night in America

    Alex Ariff has big ears. A musician first, he straddles the worlds between performance/songwriting, media production and storytelling. Alex earned his B.A in Music from Florida State University where he fell for all facets of jazz music,...

  • 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...

  • Assistant to the CEO and President
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 and Administration
  • Marketing Associate

    Isaiah started working at WBGO in July of 2016. His primary responsibilities include preparing ticket giveaways, managing media content on WBGO's Travel & Events page, and Art Gallery page. He also travels to events to assist event...

  • Director of Individual Giving

    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 in 2012 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
  • Membership Fulfillment
  • Volunteer Coordinator

    Sylvia began her career at WBGO in 1994 as an Account Executive in the Underwriting Department. Within a few years, she was offered the position of Volunteer Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities are planning, implementing and administering...

  • Vice President, Development

    Tonya has over 18 years of experience as a fundraiser, board member, and philanthropist. She has provided fundraising training for boards and development professionals, coaching on capital campaigns, planned giving programs, and strategic...

  • Bookkeeper
  • Coordinator of Corporate and Foundation Relations

    Trevor joined the WBGO Development Department in April of 2017 and currently handles grant writing and institutional giving initiatives as the Coordinator of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

    Since graduating from...

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