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, the largest public radio station group in the nation. An independent and innovative nonprofit dedicated to providing high quality journalism, music and digital products, New York Public Radio reaches an audience of over 20 million monthly.  Walker leads New York Public Radio during a period of dramatic growth and innovation. Under her leadership, New York Public Radio’s audience has grown from 1 million to 20 million, more than $100 million in campaigns has been raised for long term investment, and as Neiman Lab’s Ken Doctor describes it, WNYC is on “innovation overdrive.” She has established New York Public Radio as a place that produces award-winning enterprise journalism, nurtures today’s most creative talent, and creates innovative products that bring the best of public radio to listeners everywhere.



Depelsha McGruder 

Depelsha McGruder

Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Radio 

Depelsha McGruder is Chief Operating Officer at New York Public Radio (NYPR), where she leads key internal functions including human resources, legal, engineering / IT, archives and internal communications, ensuring continuous improvements in processes, policies, workspace and talent strategy. McGruder also oversees strategic planning, operations and digital for NYPR and guides implementation of a sustainable growth plan to strengthen and expand WNYC’s local news operation, position WNYC Studios as an incubator of new voices, and create a global classical music audio platform.

Dana Teplitsky

Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice President, New York Public Radio

As Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President, Dana Teplitsky oversees the human resources strategy and programs for New York Public Radio. In this role she leads a team responsible for recruiting, compensation, benefits, engagement and retention, diversity and inclusion, training and employee relations.

Lisa Baird

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer, New York Public Radio

Lisa Baird is Chief Marketing Officer at New York Public Radio (NYPR) where she leads the marketing and audience development, data, membership, sponsorship and communications teams. In addition, she is also responsible for raising substantial revenue, increasing audience size and diversity across all programs and platforms, cultivating audience loyalty, and amplifying digital membership.


Nathaniel Landau

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Radio

Nathaniel Landau is the Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President at New York Public Radio. In his role, Landau oversees the development and enhancement of our digital products and is responsible for exploring new and innovative digital platforms that meet the needs of NYPR’s audience.