David Isay gets help running StoryCorps with new chief executive

By Dru Sefton

Sparkman

Sparkman

StoryCorps has hired its first chief executive in its decade-long history, reports the New York Times.

Robin Sparkman, currently editor in chief of The American Lawyer magazine, joins the Brooklyn-based oral history project next month.

Founder David Isay “will continue to be the public face of the organization,” the report said, as creative director and chief fundraiser. Sparkman will focus on management and strategic planning.

StoryCorps content is a longtime favorite of NPR audiences. The organization, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary in October, now has 100 staff members and a yearly budget of $9.2 million.

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