WGBH/Boston Names Kate McCarthy Zachry News Dir., Aaron Schachter Exec. Producer
September 16, 2015 at 12:40 PM (PT)
WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WGBH/BOSTON has named ABC NEWS "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS" Editorial Producer KATE MCCARTHY ZACHRY as News Director and PRI "THE WORLD" Assignment Editor AARON SCHACHTER as Executive Producer and Editor. Both will join WGBH in OCTOBER.
GM PHIL REDO said, “KATE is an exceptionally talented journalist with deep and relevant experience. She brings to our newsroom a passion for storytelling and a vision for how WGBH News can continue to improve and grow as a public media leader.”
On SCHACHTER's addition, REDO added, “The WGBH News team has worked closely with AARON on several stories with global-local impact during his time at PRI’s THE WORLD. He has been a respected collaborator and supporter of our local coverage, and he brings significant editorial experience and skill for narrative audio craftsmanship that will be a valuable asset for our radio coverage.”
MCCARTHY ZACHRY said, “I am honored to have been selected as News Director. I look forward to joining the strong team at WGBH News and it's especially gratifying to start another chapter in my hometown."