September 30, 2016 9:27 AM ET


Company Overview of WHYY, Inc.

Company Overview

WHYY, Inc. provides public media services in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The company broadcasts programs, content, and news on television, radio, and Web. It also offers on-air programs, off-air outreach programs, events, professional development opportunities, and online services. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

150 North Sixth Street

Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA 19106

United States

Founded in 1954





Key Executives for WHYY, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 67
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

WHYY, Inc. Key Developments

WHYY Appoints Sandra M. Clark as Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue

Sandra M. Clark, an Inquirer managing editor overseeing features, operations, and digital, is replacing Chris Satullo as the top news executive at the public-broadcasting affiliate WHYY. Satullo, also a former top Inquirer editor, left WHYY last September after a budget dispute with his superiors, shocking staffers who work at the radio and television studios on Independence Mall. Clark will hold the title of vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY, the main PBS and NPR affiliate in the Philadelphia area. She begins Aug. 22. Clark joins WHYY as public-media outlets face an aging audience and threats from podcasts and internet-streaming radios in cars. Surveys show that middle-aged Americans like public-media content. But the question is how those outlets satisfy that audience while also developing and airing content for younger adults.

WHYY Announces Board Appointments

Kenneth I. Trujillo, La-Toya Pope Hackney, and Wendell E. Pritchett have been elected to the board of the public broadcaster and media provider WHYY. Trujillo is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P. Pope Hackney is assistant general counsel for TE Connectivity Ltd. (formerly Tyco Electronics). Pritchett is a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania who also served as deputy chief of staff and director of policy for Mayor Michael Nutter.

WHYY Names Gabriel Coan as Vice President for Digital Strategies and Services

WHYY named Gabriel Coan as vice president for digital strategies and services. In this new position, Coan will be responsible for accelerating the pace of digital development at the Philadelphia region's leading public media organization. Coan comes to WHYY from San Francisco, where he served as director of products and services for Interactive KQED. He was responsible for developing and implementing desktop and mobile products and services, including blogs, apps, streams and podcasts. He was previously senior editor for Online KQED, managing the editorial team responsible for digital news content on all platforms.

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