LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2020 - Sara Shahriari has joined the Institute for Nonprofit News in a new role as director of leadership and talent development. Shahriari will lead three key initiatives – increasing the number of INN member newsrooms led by people of color or serving under-represented communities, growing the organization’s leadership training and mentoring programs, and expanding internship and fellowship programs.
Shahriari comes to INN from nonprofit news organizations. Most recently, she was managing editor of Georgia Public Broadcasting, and before that, assistant news director at KBIA, the NPR member station at the Missouri School of Journalism. She also was an assistant professor at Missouri and hosted an award-winning weekly public affairs program.