The following excerpt was despatched out from director of audio Paula Szuchman:
Ben Calhoun, an editor at “This American Lifestyle,” will be a part of The Situations as government producer of “The Every day.” Ben will be the senior supervisor of “The Daily’s” group of 50, working editorial operations, making ties with the main newsroom, aiding to set long-phrase priorities and creating units and constructions to assistance the most ambitious operate in just a culture of collaboration, fairness and transparency.
Because becoming a member of “This American Life” in 2010, he’s noted, generated and edited some of the program’s most memorable and decorated shows and stories.
In between 2014 and 2017, Ben still left “This American Life” to provide as vice president of written content and programming at WBEZ, Chicago’s community radio station. There, he oversaw all sides of the station’s editorial operations.
Ben will report to me and get started his new role on Might 31.
His key companion will, of study course, be Lisa Chow, who has deftly steered “The Daily” for the previous year. Ben’s arrival will open up up room for Lisa to concentrate on foremost the editorial function of “The Daily,” where by we all know she is enormously gifted. As the senior-most editor of “The Everyday,” she’ll carry on to aid set editorial specifications, operate coverage and reporting, edit each business and fast-change stories and do the job with producers and editors to continuously sharpen the get the job done.
Lisa has a very long historical past in audio journalism, as a reporter, a host and editor. She came to The Times in 2019 following performing for nearly two many years as a reporter, commencing at tiny newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and then moving into audio as an economics reporter at WNYC and “Planet Funds.”
With Ben and Lisa Chow in put to choose “The Daily” forward, Lisa Tobin will change her interest to building out the much larger globe of newsroom Audio. She’ll continue on to tackle the most important storylines of the working day, even though aiding to stand up new collection, reveals and programming and doing the job additional closely with journalists across the newsroom and around the globe.
Lisa was introduced in to build The Occasions audio crew, and was the chief architect of “The Daily.”
As she appears to be like toward new collaborations beyond “The Daily,” Lisa will be a critical contact concerning the audio staff and the rest of the newsroom — reporters, desks, as nicely as organization and masthead editors.