Erik Diehn is the Senior Director of Business Development at New York Public Radio, where he is responsible for identifying and developing strategic initiatives and new business opportunities. He works across the organization and with partners in public and commercial media to grow the audience for NYPR’s many properties.
Prior to joining NYPR, Diehn worked in the Cross-Platform Strategy team at Bloomberg, LP, guiding projects ranging from the launch of a new suite of data visualization products to re-imagining the future of business and financial news. Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Diehn was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he helped media and consumer packaged goods companies transform their operations and strategy in the face of dramatic technological and economic changes. He also served as a key member of the product launch team at MTV Networks’ digital music service and, as head of web development at Marvel Entertainment, where he re-launched Marvel.com and transformed it into an editorial destination site.
Mr. Diehn received an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and a BA in Journalism and Political Science from American University. He lives in Maplewood, NJ with his family.
In 1863, New York Tribune reporters Junius Browne and Albert Richardson were captured by the Confederate army in Vicksburg, Mississippi. What followed was an epic journey through an archipelago of Confederate prisons, a daring escape, and a perilous 300-mile trek to freedom. It's the subject of the book, Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: a Civil War Odyssey, due out at the end of the month. Author Peter Carlson takes Bob through the highs and lows of the adventure.
Music: Jim Taylor - Bonaparte's Retreat / Bonaparte's Charge / Bonaparte's March, Eastman Wind Ensemble - Liverpool Hornpipe, Craig Duncan - Dixie, Judy Collins - Battle Hymn of the Republic, Craig Duncan - Shiloh's Hill