KPLU/Jazz24 General Manager Joey Cohn announced the hiring of Matt Martinez as Director of Content. Martinez leaves NPR after 15 years as producer and creator of some of the organization’s most successful programs and initiatives. He’ll join KPLU/Jazz24 on August 3.
Cohn said, “Matt's experience creating exceptional and unique programming, and his respected leadership skills will bring great value to us moving forward.”
Most recently as Senior Producer for NPR Programming, Martinez led a team of producers responsible for developing new show and podcast pilots, supporting live events, and assisting stations in their fundraising efforts. He played essential roles in the launch of Invisibilia, the planning of Hidden Brain, and developing the creative for the NPR’s Spark project.