Susan Goldberg Joins GBH as President and CEO

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From GBH News

70The GBH Educational Foundation announced Monday that Susan Goldberg has been chosen as its next president and CEO, bringing a veteran journalist and news editor who is currently a vice dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to lead the nonprofit best known for its public radio and television programing.

Goldberg will be the first woman to fill the post in GBH’s 71-year history. She previously served as the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine and the editorial director of National Geographic Partners, which manages the brand’s multiplatform content.

“At a time when the media industry is changing at a rapid pace, Susan is a direct, focused, empathetic and visionary leader who has the operational and editorial savvy to understand what resonates with our audiences, along with deep experience in executing a multiplatform transformation,” said Ann Fudge, chair of the GBH Board of Trustees and head of the search committee, in a statement.

Goldberg will begin work Dec. 1 and overlap briefly with outgoing CEO Jon Abbott, who led GBH for 15 years and initiated the organization’s shift from a traditional broadcaster into a multiplatform digital content creator.

“The opportunity to work with a local community, to tell stories that make a difference, to work on national and international stories as well, to touch all of those audiences that I have at various points in different jobs, all in one job. I thought that opportunity just to make a difference was irresistible to me,” said Goldberg in an interview with GBH News, a division of the GBH Educational Foundation…


  1. Bill Cosel on November 23, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Refereshing and very positive news. From Hartford Gunn who nurtured the garden, Susan Goldberg will reap great harvests with a great team of WGBH creative people. Good luck.

  2. Larry Goldberg on November 22, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Great choice! No relation.

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