WFAE’s Ju-Don Marshall recognized as a ‘Power Leader’ in North Carolina | WFAE 90.7


North Carolina Business Magazine named WFAE Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Ju-Don Marshall as one of North Carolina’s Most Influential Leaders in its annual report “Power list.”

Marshall is the only public media manager included in the media and communications category.

The leaders of the “Power List” are selected based on interviews with business leaders, research and reader nominations.

Ju Don Marshall

Marshall joined WFAE in 2017. As Chief Content Officer, she transformed WFAE from a public radio station into a multimedia organization by:

  • Implementation of several digital initiatives.
  • Create partnerships to amplify the voices of diverse communities in Charlotte.
  • Lead the press room and multi-award content team.

In 2020, Marshall was promoted to executive vice president in addition to her duties as chief content officer.

Prior to joining WFAE, Marshall spent nearly two decades as an editor and executive at The Washington Post’s print and digital platforms. She has directed or contributed to topical projects that have won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, a Peabody Prize and many more. In 2019, she was highlighted as one of the “14 local news leaders who are shining examples on the groundby the Knight Foundation.

Marshall serves on a variety of journalism industry boards or advisory boards, including those for the NC Open Government Coalition, National Trust for Local News, Greater Public, Religion News Service, Report for America, and the Center for Journalism and Liberty.

Marshall is a graduate of Howard University and attended Harvard University as a Nieman Scholar.


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