WHYY News announced that Jamila Bey has been hired as Editorial Director. Bey is responsible for managing the news editorial content across platforms including the website, radio, programming, podcast, and digital media.
“We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist Jamila Bey to WHYY News,” said Sarah Glover, Vice President of News and Civic Dialogue. “She is a talented multiplatform news leader with a proven track record of success in developing and executing news content strategies. Her deep understanding of radio, news and public media is an asset to our newsroom.”
Glover revamped the former news director position to an editorial director role, updating the newsroom leadership structure to one that cultivates and prioritizes an emphasis on impactful storytelling across broadcast and digital platforms.
Bey has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, including positions at NPR, Viacom/BET and The Washington Post. She has worked as an executive producer, editor, reporter, producer and host. A native of Pittsburgh, she counts her early years in radio news as an undergraduate at Duquesne University as the start of her love of Pennsylvania politics and arts reporting and writing.
“I am excited to join the WHYY team and help create high-quality, engaging content that meets the needs of our audience,” said Bey. “I am committed to telling stories that matter and making a difference in the lives of our listeners and those who make policy to impact the region.”
Bey reports to Glover and her first day at WHYY was April 10.