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Davar Ardalan EP of New Dyson Show

Source: Public Radio Program Directors Association

Davar Ardalan

NPR News Senior Producer Davar Ardalan has been named executive producer of The Michael Eric Dyson Show, a new one-hour daily news/talk program supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and produced by WEAA, Baltimore.

"I am genuinely excited to welcome Davar Ardalan," said Dyson. "She is energetic, innovative and imaginative, and her tremendous intellectual resources will not only serve our show, but the public radio audience as well."

Most recently, Ardalan was in charge of Weekend Edition at NPR News, two of the networks most popular newsmagazines. Ardalan has also worked as a supervisory producer for Morning Edition. As a veteran NPR journalist, Ardalan produced hundreds of stories.

Ardalan began in public radio as a reporter at KUNM-FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1991 and moved to NPR News in Washington DC in 1993.

"Davar's social media sensibility coupled with her creative radio programming skills make her one of today's most dynamic public radio producers," said LaFontaine Oliver, general manager of WEAA, the Baltimore public radio station that produces and distributes the show. "Her understanding of the digital and mobile news space will be a great asset to The Michael Eric Dyson Show."

"As a journalist, I am eager not only to inform but also to involve citizens on the radio and online," Ardalan said. "In this way, I look forward to giving voice to communities and empowering our audience to interact with Michael Eric Dyson and guests through new storytelling platforms."

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