Sara Shahriari has been named as Managing Editor for GPB.  In her role, she will lead the editorial team of reporters, hosts and producers for GPB Atlanta 88.5 FM, the statewide GPB Radio network, and formerly served as assistant news director at KBIA-FM in Columbia, Missouri, where she was also an assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. While at KBIA, Shahriari  hosted the weekly talk show Intersection, which won several national awards under her leadership.

"GPB is an extraordinary organization, and I am thrilled to join the team in producing quality content that informs, delights and engages the people of Georgia,” says Shahriari.

Additionally, Shahriari previously worked as a freelance journalist based in Bolivia. While there, she contributed print, radio and multimedia stories to outlets including The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Deutsche Welle and Bloomberg News. Shahriari holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

“Sara is the right fit for GPB and will be a great addition to the local media scene,” said Tanya Ott, Vice President of Radio and News Content. “Her wide variety of experience and demonstrated ability to manage a newsroom will help our journalists tell the stories of Georgia in nuanced and contextual ways that often get lost in the 24-7 news fray.”

As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, A Seat at the TableOn Second Thought, Political Rewind and Two Way Street.