GPB News has been filling some key positions in the newsroom over the last few months.
We announced the hiring of Managing Editor Sara Shahriari, who starts April 30, and we announced our new On Second Thought host, Virginia Prescott, who’s in the process of packing up her life in New Hampshire so she can be onsite by May 14.
Our final hire is official. Meet our Executive Producer for On Second Thought, Susan Davis.
Davis has an extensive background as a broadcast and print journalist, as well as a book author and editor. She comes to GPB from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she’s had a consulting business specializing in radio documentary work, podcast development and host training.
She’s served as senior supervising producer for WUNC North Carolina Public Radio’s daily talk show The State of Things and as associate producer of NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Susan worked as a columnist for the News & Observer Newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina, and as an assistant editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and Art in America Magazine. She also wrote a book collection of poems called Gathering Sound and co-edited Searching for Mary Poppins: Women Writers on the Intense Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies. She holds an MFA in poetry and is an award-winning journalist.