President & CEO, National Public Media (NPM)
Gina Garrubbo is President and CEO of National Public Media, a subsidiary of NPR that is owned in partnership with PBS and WGBH and is responsible for corporate sponsorship sales. As head of NPM, Garrubbo is committed to ensuring the continued growth of public media via funding from corporate sponsors. Garrubbo has spent more than 20 years growing marketing and sales teams, launching brands, and building companies, with extensive experience in traditional and digital media. She was one of the builders of women.com, one of the first websites for women, and BlogHer, which brought independent voices to millions of readers. Garrubbo built advertising sales teams for Oxygen Media, Discovery Communications and in syndicated television. She is the Co-Chair of the IAB Audio Committee and sits on the boards of Tappp, an OTT video service, and Glen Highland Farm.
NPR delivers podcasts to more ears than any other podcast publisher – delivering more than 1.37B downloads in 2018. And in 2019, NPR has more ways than ever for listeners to engage with NPR podcasts they love and brands to be heard alongside trusted, fact-based journalism and captivating storytelling. With expanded reach in platforms like smart speakers, NPR One, NPR.org and live events, NPR offers brands unparalleled access to loyal podcast fans.
At the Winter Podcast Upfront, NPR’s will showcase our podcast capabilities through a conversation between NPR’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Audience Development, Anya Grundmann and marquee NPR podcast talent Sam Sanders, It’s Been a Minute; Kelly McEvers, Embedded; and David Greene, Up First and host of Morning Edition about creativity, audience engagement and innovation at NPR.
Gina Garrubbo, President & CEO, National Public Media, will provide opening remarks around NPR’s leadership in podcasting and audio, and speak to opportunities for brand alignment.
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