People

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Community Engagement Reporter

    Brit Harley is a creative strategist, movement builder and youth organizer committed to creating impactful experiences to inspire and create change. As a creative strategist, Brit collaborates with artists, entrepreneurs, and...

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Operations Assistant

    Corey fell in love with jazz by the time he got to track 2 on his first listen of Miles Ahead. He engineers WBGO’s live in-studio performances and off site events, produces on-air spots and long form programming, and coordinates the daily log...

  • 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
  • Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Marketing Assistant

    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...

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Education:
    BA: Brandeis University
    MA: University of Chicago
    MBA: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Long time music lover and WBGO listener, Jonathan proudly joined the WBGO team in Mid 2018. 

    He...

  • 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 has been writing about jazz for more than 20 years.

    He spent a dozen of them working as a critic for The New York Times, and helmed a long-running column for JazzTimes. As Director of Editorial Content at...

  • Membership Services Coordinator
  • Interim President and CEO

    Robert G. Ottenhoff is a veteran leader and expert in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and media.

    He was the founder and served as the inaugural General Manager of WBGO-FM from 1977 to 1987. He took a brief leave of absence while at...

  • Membership Director
  • Producer, Jazz Night in America

    Sarah Geledi left her job in advertising in Montreal to pursue a career in music in New York City. She fulfilled that mission, producing content for the JAM Festival at WBGO, segments for The Checkout, and programs for WWOZ and PRI’s Afropop...

  • Production and Programming Assistant

    Sarah came to WBGO in 2018 after spending time at WNYC and WCBS 880 as a producer and news assistant. As a production assistant at WBGO, she works with Jazz Night in America and on other WBGO programming. She developed a love for...

  • Development Assistant

    A New Jersey native, Sheila lived in Melbourne, Australia; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Rome, Italy; Washington, DC; Monroe, LA; and all five boroughs of New York City before returning to the Garden State where she now lives in Belleville with her...

  • 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...

  • Bookkeeper
  • Special Projects Producer

    Trevor joined WBGO in 2017 and currently serves in a variety of creative capacities at the organization. As Special Projects Producer, Trevor is a writer and producer for Jazz Night in America and programs projects including WBGO’s monthly...

  • Account Manager