CapRadio Announces Major New Roles at the Station to Meet Increased Demand for Local Journalism and Digital Audio Content
Sacramento, CA - January 14, 2020: Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) is pleased to announce the promotion of several key employees. These new roles are part of CapRadio’s ongoing effort to better meet the demand for quality broadcast and digital audio content, including news and cultural stories that elevate local voices and connect topical issues to their regional and national implications, and podcasts and other content that serve the growing interest in on-demand choices.
"It’s exciting that we’re in a position of unprecedented growth as we find increasing demand and support from our audiences for our content offerings,” said Joe Barr, Chief Content Officer at CapRadio. “As a result, we’re in the midst of hiring numerous new positions to meet the need for content that is informative, relatable and sustains community connections. We’re also focusing on expanding how we serve our audiences by delivering it in ways that align with their pre-established consumption habits.”
CapRadio is proud to have these talented staff members in new roles:
Nick Miller - Managing Editor of News
Formerly the Senior Editor for News and Features at CapRadio, Miller has been a cornerstone of the newsroom as the lead editor on high-impact projects such as the Stephon Clark police shooting coverage and TahoeLand. As the newsroom continues to grow, Miller is placing a renewed focus on community engagement and investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as a story-first approach to delivering news and information across a variety of platforms, including phones, cars and smart speakers. With previous roles as an editor at Sacramento News & Review and lecturer at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, he brings over 16 years of editorial experience and leadership skills to the position.
Sally Schilling - On-Demand Director
Formerly a reporter and podcast producer at CapRadio, Schilling was in charge of managing CapRadio’s biggest podcasts, TahoeLand and YosemiteLand, which have gone on to attract over half a million unique downloads. With audiences shifting attention to more on-demand content offerings, Schilling is poised to oversee the growth of on-demand stories, conversations and reporting that listeners want, whenever and wherever they listen. A graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, she brings a strong background in reporting and podcast production as CapRadio invests in its digital content offerings.
Ben Adler - Director, Programming and Audience Development
Formerly the Capitol Bureau Chief at CapRadio, Adler is a household name for most of CapRadio’s listeners. Deeply familiar with programming and operations functions (having done many of them), he also has an understanding of the big-picture via his membership on the national board of Public Radio Program Directors (PRPD). Adler brings nearly two decades of experience in broadcast radio and programming as CapRadio places a renewed emphasis on the overall quality and sound of its station.
Note: With Ben Adler moving into this new role, CapRadio is in the midst of hiring a second State Government Reporter and a new Editor in his place to join current State Government Reporter Scott Rodd.
Nick Brunner - Assistant Director, Programming and Audience Development / Modern Music Director
Host of CapRadio's Hey, Listen!, Brunner plays a key role in audio production and programming for the station, including on-air promotions and fund drive strategy. In addition to working with Adler on maintaining the station’s sound quality, Brunner’s role will also focus on CapRadio’s Saturday music programming on the News station and developing new music programming in the future. Brunner brings over a decade of experience in broadcast radio, audio production and programming to the role.
Note: Nick Brunner will remain the host of CapRadio’s Hey, Listen! program, which audiences can listen to on Saturdays via broadcast (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) or online.
CapRadio is the NPR-member station serving the Capital Region, Central Valley and Sierra Nevada. We provide our listeners with the insights, perspectives and human connections they need to navigate life with confidence. Through broadcast, live streaming, podcasts, digital communities, live experiences and more — we create meaningful interactions with our audiences wherever they are, however they want to engage with us. With nearly 500,000 weekly listeners on-air and online, we are committed to providing a trusted and indispensable source of information, music and events while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve.