New York Public Radio Executive Team
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.
Executive Vice President & Chief Content Officer, WNYC
Dean Cappello is Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer 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 wnyc.org. Cappello has led WNYC’s content and programming division through a period of dramatic audience growth and creative success.
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of Business Administration, New York Public Radio
Michele Rusnak is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Administration at New York Public Radio. In her role, Rusnak oversees strategic planning and day-to-day operations for several key departments within the organization including - Finance, Legal, Engineering Broadcasting, Business Technology and Facilities.
Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice President
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.
Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
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.
Chief Operating Officer
John Chao is the Chief Operating Officer overseeing business development and strategy for New York Public Radio. Among his responsibilities and oversight are strategic planning and integration of activities across the company, new business development and negotiations, partnership management, new revenue development, and incubation and oversight of the national distribution and other new business lines.