NPR announced that Anya Grundmann will be its new vice president of programming and audience development. She had been working in that capacity on an interim basis, during which time she led the launch of several new content additions: the “Hidden Brain” and “NPR Politics” podcasts, the second season of “Invisibilia,” and an on-air promotion campaign for “All Things Considered.” Before assuming her interim post, Grundmann served as head of NPR Music for eight years. She has been working at NPR since 1994.
“Anya has distinguished herself from both a creative and audience development perspective for many years,” Emma Carrasco, NPR’s chief management officer and SVP for audience development, said. “She is ideally suited to develop a comprehensive content development strategy that guides the growth and direction of NPR programs for the next decade, taking into consideration changes in our nation’s demographics, audience behaviors and competitive media landscape.”