A headshot of Joan Cherry Isabella.

Joan Cherry Isabella

Audio General Manager

Joan Cherry Isabella is Audio General Manager for WHYY, overseeing the radio station and the development of local programs. Prior to joining WHYY in August 2022, she served as program director at Detroit’s NPR station for a decade.

Isabella was the executive producer of WJR’s “Mitch Albom Show,” and led it to national syndication on ABC Radio.  Throughout her career, she developed many programs as an executive producer and consultant. She started her career at WCAU, the CBS-owned radio and television station in Philadelphia.

Isabella has been a leader in media programming and promotion for 35 years and has a passion for cultivating diverse voices and opinions that move the conversation toward solutions.

She loves her husband, her son, and their big black lab.

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