Goli Sheikholeslami Named CEO/Pres. At Chicago Public Media
April 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM (PT)
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA, licensee of noncommercial News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO-WBEQ/MORRIS, IL and Variety WBEW/CHESTERTON, IN-WRTE/CHICAGO (VOCALO 89.5), has named GOLI SHEIKHOLESLAMI as CEOPres. SHEIKHOLESLAMI, who most recently served as EVP/Chief Product Officer of EVERYDAY HEALTH and previously worked as an executive at THE WASHINGTON POST, will take over her new position on MAY 5th.
Board Chairman STEVE BAIRD said, “The search committee engaged in a very rigorous process, screening qualified candidates locally and nationally, to ensure that we found the right leader to effectively guide the organization forward. GOLI brings the perfect blend of experience to this role. Her extensive media background, proven leadership in digital innovation and enthusiasm for the mission of public media will be invaluable as she focuses on growing the audience for existing programs and engaging the next generation of fans across all of CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA’s platforms.”
SHEIKHOLESLAMI said, “Public media play an increasingly central role in producing independent and in-depth journalism and original storytelling. I am excited to lead an organization that is recognized both in CHICAGO and across the nation for its journalistic excellence and deep commitment to listeners and the community. It will be a great privilege to have the opportunity to work alongside so many talented people, building on their accomplishments.”