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American Public Media Names Deborah Clark Executive Producer, Marketplace
(ST. PAUL, Minn.) August 22, 2011 - American Public Media (APM) today named Deborah Clark executive producer of its flagship Marketplace franchise. In her new role, Clark will oversee editorial content of the widest reaching business news program service in the country. Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace, Marketplace Money, and Marketplace Tech Report attract more than nine million listeners each week via public radio stations across the country. Clark succeeds long-time executive producer JJ Yore, recently appointed general manager of the franchise.
"Well over a hundred candidates applied to be Marketplace's next executive producer," said Yore. "In the end, Deb's broadcast journalism experience, her passion, and her deep knowledge of what makes Marketplace unique earned her the job."
"Being able to contribute to Marketplace's vision in this key role is a professional dream come true," said Clark. "I think we are in a period of tremendous growth, and the challenge of leading the portfolio at this time is exhilarating."
Clark originally joined Marketplace in 1995 as an associate producer, and returned in 2009 as senior producer, Marketplace Money. In between she spent time at NPR, where she rose to become executive producer of the former network program Day to Day. Clark is the recipient of several major broadcasting awards, including the Peabody and DuPont - both for her past work at Marketplace.
In response to current economic conditions, American Public Media is expanding Marketplace's service with new online content, broadcast specials, and more. "These are turbulent economic times in the global economy," said Yore. "Now more than ever, the American public is reliant on accessible information that helps them take charge of their futures. Marketplace delivers on this need better than any other news program out there."
To find where you can tune-in Marketplace in your area, visit Marketplace.org and click on “Local Air Times.”
Marketplace reports on business, the economy and money as they affect people every day. The portfolio reaches 9.3 million listeners each week on more than 500 public radio stations through its award-winning news shows: Marketplace Morning Report; Marketplace; Marketplace Money; and Marketplace Tech Report. For more information on Marketplace, please visit marketplace.publicradio.org.
About American Public Media
American Public Media is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio reaching 16 million listeners via nearly 800 radio stations nationwide each week. Programs include A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, Performance Today, The Splendid Table, On Being, American RadioWorks, The Story and many others. American Public Media's nearly 100,000 member-strong Public Insight Network promotes deep connections between journalists across the country and the communities they serve. American Public Media is the parent organization for Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at www.americanpublicmedia.org.
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