Grundmann’s exact title with NPR will be Vice President of Programming and Audience Development. Grundmann has been in the new role on an interim basis and was selected following an extensive national search. She’ll continue to lead NPR’s programming center to create and acquire content. Grundmann spent eight years as the head of NPR Music, which now reaches more than 20 million people every month.
Grundmann joined NPR in 1994 as an intern, and landed her first job as Associate Editor and then Supervising Editor of the classical music program Performance Today, winning a Peabody Award. In 2013, Grundmann was a Fellow in the Sulzberger Leadership program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program from 2002-2003. For seven years, Grundmann co-directed the NEA Institute for Classical Music and Opera writers, a professional development program for mid-career arts journalists.