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Sarah Ashworth Joins NHPR as News Director

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NHPR is thrilled to announce the addition of Sarah Ashworth to its award-winning news team. Sarah joins NHPR from Minnesota Public Radio, where she directed and produced Morning Edition. Prior to working at MPR, she was a producer for The Diane Rehm Show. She spent three years as a reporter and producer at Vermont Public Radio, working on the station’s one-hour talk program, Vermont Edition. Previously, she worked as news director at KBIA radio in Columbia, Missouri. She also served as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she helped launch the school’s public radio program. During that time, she won a national Edward R. Murrow award for a radio documentary that examined earthquake preparedness along the New Madrid Fault Line.

John Forcucci, NHPR’s Vice President for News and Digital Media, says, “Sarah brings a range of skills and experience to NHPR, as well as a solid knowledge of New England and a keen journalistic sensibility.”

“NHPR continues its deep commitment to providing listeners with in-depth stories, relevant news and thoughtful analysis.  Sarah’s work in public radio journalism demonstrates her dedication to these values and her range of experiences will bring fresh perspective to NHPR’s newsroom.”  Adds NHPR President & CEO Betsy Gardella.   “We are delighted to bring her on board”.

In New Hampshire, Sarah will be based at NHPR’s Concord broadcast center and will manage both the newsroom and NHPR’s reporters around the state. She’ll join Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers, Senior Reporter Dan Gorenstein, StateImpact Reporter Amanda Loder, North Country Reporter Chris Jensen, Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown, journalist Todd Bookman as well as local freelance reporters around New Hampshire in covering the news of the Granite State and bringing in-depth stories to NHPR’s listeners.  Sarah joins the team on May 7, 2012.

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