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ELISABETH PEREZ-LUNA NAMED NEWS DIRECTOR FOR WHYY 91FM
Elisabeth Perez-Luna, a radio producer with more than 25
years of experience, has been named the News Director at WHYY
91FM, the leading public radio station in the Delaware Valley.
Perez-Luna has served as WHYYs interim radio news director
since December 2002.# # #
In addition, Perez-Luna will remain Executive Producer of
National Radio Programming at WHYY, serving as supervisor
of the stations national radio productions and the development
of new programs. She is producer of WHYYs nationally
distributed program BEEN THERE/DONE THAT and also works with
FRESH AIR WITH TERRY GROSS and Marketplaces Business
of the Arts Bureau located at WHYY. In addition, she guides
production and marketing for A CHEFS TABLE with host
Chef Jim Coleman and YOU BET YOUR GARDEN with Mike McGrath.
Perez-Luna joined WHYY in 1999 as 91FMs arts reporter.
"Elisabeth brings to the position outstanding journalistic
credentials and an unmatched reputation for integrity,"
said WHYY Vice President and Station Manager Paul Gluck. "I
am confident she can continue to build the quality and breadth
of the valuable news service we provide."
Perez-Luna is an award-winning independent radio producer,
documentary writer and a regular contributor for NPRs
All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Jazz Profiles.
She is also a sound designer, host, executive producer and
developer of national documentary series.
From a journalistic background (her mother was a writer in
Paris), Perez-Luna first came to the United States in 1970
as the New York correspondent for the Venezuelan newspaper
Perez-Luna has developed, produced and edited the weekly news
magazine programs Crossroads and Artbeat, which
aired on almost 200 other public radio stations, including
Perez-Luna has produced award-winning series from her own
state-of-the-art studio in West Chester, PA. She is the recipient
of three Corporation for Public Broadcasting awards, the Columbia
University Major Armstrong award and one from the Philadelphia
Society for Professional Journalists, and others.
She lives in West Chester with her husband, artist Len Perskie.
Her daughter is Gabrielle Perskie.
WHYY is what a diverse community has in common. WHYY, through
television, radio, and other communications services, makes
our region a better place, connecting each of us to the worlds
richest ideas and all of us to each other.