Erika Pulley-Hayes has been named the new general manager of WAMU Washington, D.C.’s, NPR news station. She moves to the American University station from Orlando where she led operations and resource allocation at WMFE and WMFV.

“I consider WAMU to be my home station for the 20 years I spent living and working in the region,” said Pulley-Hayes. “To say I’m thrilled about this opportunity would be an understatement. I look forward to connecting with the staff and the greater community through conversations, and I look forward to working on building a sustainable pathway for success for WAMU.”

“Erika is an extraordinary and accomplished leader in public media,” said Seth Grossman, VP of people and external affairs, American University. “With her impressive background at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and leading an NPR affiliate and extensive management experience, Erika is the perfect general manager to build on WAMU’s strengths and lead it to an even brighter future.”


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