One of the more notable jobs in the U.S. public radio sector is that of VP radio at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington. CPB now has named Jacquie Gales Webb to fill that role.
She succeeds Erika Pulley-Hayes, who in January became the president/CEO of WMFE/WMFV in central Florida.
The VP radio is responsible for CPB strategies to “strengthen the ability of public radio stations to create high-quality, multi-platform content and to grow their audiences.”
Gales Webb is not a stranger to prominent projects. She has managed grants on a number of familiar ones including the StoryCorps Mobile Booth and One Small Step projects, WGBH’s World Channel, the Urban Alternative music format, radio station engagement for the PBS series “Country Music” and NPR’s international coverage.
“She has been integral to the development of projects to help minority and rural stations increase content production, community engagement and revenue capacity,” CPB stated in the announcement. She also helped shape the Texas Station Collaborative, now the NPR Texas Hub, and managed other journalism collaborations.
The announcement was made by CPB Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Levy, who praised Gales Webb’s earlier work as an award-winning producer as well as her accomplishments with CPB.
She’s also the longtime host of a gospel music show on WHUR in Washington; CPB said she is recognized as a national authority on gospel music.