New York Public Radio Executive Team

Laura R. Walker

President & CEO, New York Public Radio

Laura R. Walker is President and CEO of New York Public Radio, which owns and operates WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, WQXR, New Jersey Public Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and a variety of digital properties -- including, and -- that offer content, culture and news. New York Public Radio’s eight radio stations, digital properties and programming reach on average 11.5 million people each month.  During Ms. Walker’s tenure, New York Public Radio has been honored with seven George Foster Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Awards for its journalistic work.

Tom Bartunek

Vice President, Planning & Special Projects, New York Public Radio

Tom Bartunek is Vice President of Planning and Special Projects at New York Public Radio. Bartunek is responsible for working with the executive teams and brand leaders to assess strategic opportunities, analyze audience data, and advise on special programming projects and internal resource allocation that will enhance the multimedia company’s offering across all delivery platforms.

Dean Cappello

Chief Content Officer & Senior Vice President of Programming, WNYC

Dean Cappello is the Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President of Programming at WNYC/New York Public Radio. He is the chief executive responsible for the production and development of local, national, broadcast, online, mobile, and live event content for WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, New Jersey Public Radio and  Cappello has led WNYC’s content and programming division through a period of dramatic audience growth and creative success.

Thomas Hjelm

Vice President of Business Development & Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Radio

Thomas Hjelm is Vice President of Business Development and Chief Digital Officer at New York Public Radio (NYPR). Hjelm is responsible for cultivating strategic business opportunities that support the organization’s growth across all media platforms and for guiding digital strategy, innovation and operations for its properties.

Margaret Hunt

Vice President of Development, New York Public Radio

Margaret Hunt is Vice President of Development at New York Public Radio. Hunt oversees all fundraising initiatives that support the organization’s operations, programming and aggressive growth plans. In addition to setting the fundraising strategy, Hunt oversees the day-to-day operations of New York Public Radio’s membership program, patron programs, major gifts, planned giving, government fundraising, foundation fundraising and special fundraising events. 

Noreen O'Loughlin

Vice President, Integrated Marketing for New York Public Radio & General Manager of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

Noreen O’Loughlin serves as the Vice President of Integrated Marketing at New York Public Radio and the General Manager of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. As the head of integrated marketing, O’Loughlin sets the strategy and oversees branding, marketing, public relations, audience development, community affairs and underwriting efforts that support all the programming produced by New York Public Radio.

Graham Parker

General Manager, WQXR & Vice President, NYPR

Graham Parker is the General Manager of WQXR, the most listened to classical station in the country and New York’s only all-classical station. WQXR was acquired by New York Public Radio in 2009 and quickly established itself as an essential part of the New York Public Radio family of brands. Over the past two years, Parker has overseen and implemented an ambitious growth plan that puts WQXR front and center in New York’s thriving classical music scene.

Michele Rusnak

Chief Financial Officer & VP of Finance, Administration & Business Affairs, New York Public Radio

Michele Rusnak is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, Administration and Business Affairs at New York Public Radio. Rusnak is responsible for the overall financial stewardship of the nonprofit multimedia company including financial operations, reporting and planning. In addition to finance, Rusnak oversees strategic planning and day-to-day operations for several key departments within the organization including legal, broadcast and business technology, and facilities.