AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA NAMES NICOLE A. CHILDERS SENIOR PRODUCER, MARKETPLACE MORNING REPORT

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AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA NAMES
NICOLE A. CHILDERS SENIOR PRODUCER, MARKETPLACE MORNING REPORT

(St. Paul, Minn.) November 25, 2013—American Public Media (APM) has named Nicole A. Childers the new senior producer of Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio. Childers joins the Marketplace team from Fusion, a joint venture from ABC and Univision, where she was a senior launch producer for the new network. In her role, she will oversee all production aspects of Marketplace Morning Report, which is heard by 6.5 million listeners weekly on 475 public radio stations. She will work closely with host David Brancaccio and the production team in the New York bureau. Childers will report directly to vice president and executive producer Deborah Clark.

An Emmy Award-winning multimedia journalist, broadcast news executive and media strategist, Childers has an extensive career with various roles in public media, national network news, online journalism and media strategy. In addition to her recent work with Fusion, she has worked with numerous celebrity clients as a media strategy and media relations consultant. Previously, she was the executive producer for the “Michael Eric Dyson” radio show and the chief content officer for Los Angeles Public Media, where she was responsible for overseeing all content, social media efforts and spearheading groundbreaking research on the multimedia habits of multiethnic audiences ages 25-40. Her public radio experience also includes serving as executive producer at NPR for the groundbreaking news show, News and Notes, where she oversaw all aspects of the broadcast.

“Nicole has always worked at the intersection of technology and journalism, having been at the forefront of many pioneering journalistic endeavors,” said Deborah Clark, vice president and executive producer, Marketplace. “Her innovative spirit, dynamic thinking and passion for media diversity will be a huge asset to Marketplace Morning Report as we seek to expand and diversify our programming and audience. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
Early in her career, Childers was an associate producer for “World News Tonight” with the late Peter Jennings and helped launch ABC News Now as a producer for the pioneering digital channel. In addition to her work in network news, online platforms and the public media sphere, Childers created the popular online multicultural entertainment news destination HListed.com.

“Marketplace has established an amazing track record of being able to successfully create compelling content around business news,” said Childers. “I look forward to leading in the delivery of innovative and unique brands of storytelling across platforms to bolster an already robust presence on the radio. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to join Marketplace’s senior editorial team.”

Childers has devoted her time, resources and voice to issues surrounding diversity in media. She is a former member of the ABC News Diversity Committee; served as the featured speaker for “Young and Diverse Audiences in Public Media” at the Public Radio Program Director’s Conference; and participated in informative and interactive panel discussions about media and diversity at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California (USC).
Childers has won nearly every major broadcasting journalism award, including an Emmy, Peabody, and Columbia DuPont for a Kids’ Special for 9/11 coverage; a Business Emmy Award for a Report on Pension Plans; the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast/World News Tonight; National Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Radio News (Long Form) and Best Radio Commentary; the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s Excellence in Journalism Award for coverage of HIV/AIDS; and the Los Angeles Press Club Award for Best Multimedia Package.

An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Childers served on the board of L.A. Youth, an organization whose newspaper was written for and by high school students, and she served as a leading advocacy voice for teens through her work with Uplift, a Los Angeles-based organization that provides services to young men in the foster care system.

Childers will start her new position at Marketplace on January 6, 2014.

Marketplace® is produced and distributed by American Public Media™ (APM), one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio reaching 17 million listeners via nearly 900 radio stations nationwide each week. Produced in association with the University of Southern California, Marketplace® programs are currently broadcast by more than 500 public radio stations nationwide and heard by nearly 10 million weekly listeners. Marketplace programs are noted for their timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economic and personal finance focusing on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy and wider events linked to the financial markets. For more information on Marketplace visit marketplace.org.
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