Jacquie Gales Webb is Vice President, Radio, at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the ability of public radio stations to create high-quality, multiplatform content and to grow their audiences.
Ms. Gales Webb joined the CPB Radio department in 2005 as a project manager and was promoted to Director, Content, in 2017. She has managed grants that have touched the lives of many Americans, including StoryCorps’ Mobile Booth and One Small Step projects; GBH’s WORLD Channel; the Urban Alternative music format; NPR’s “Code Switch”; and radio station engagement around PBS docuseries Ken Burns’ “Country Music” and Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s “The Black Church” and “Making Black America.” She has been integral to the development of projects to help minority and rural stations increase content production, community engagement and revenue capacity. She helped shape the Texas Station Collaborative, which is now the NPR Texas Hub, and has managed several other journalism collaborations.
Prior to joining CPB, Ms. Gales Webb was a producer in radio and TV, winning six local Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a DuPont Silver Baton, and a Gracie Award. She has served on the advisory boards of both the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She also has been the host of a gospel music show on WHUR for over 30 years. She is recognized as a national authority on gospel music, and the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses presented Jacquie with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for continuous service and support of gospel music.
Ms. Gales Webb graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and communication from Emerson College in Boston.