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Former WHYY News Executive to Join APPC as Professional in Residence

Chris Satullo, the former vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY/NewsWorks, will join the Annenberg Public Policy Center as a professional in residence for the 2015-2016 spring semester. He will work on a project involving the intersection of media and civic engagement.

Chris Satullo
Chris Satullo

“We’re thrilled to have a distinguished journalist who has also made important contributions to civic engagement joining us and helping to think through new ways to involve citizens in public life,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

“I’m excited to have an opportunity to work for a while inside such a creative and powerful intellectual environment,” Satullo said. “And I’m grateful to Kathleen Hall Jamieson for extending the invitation.”

Satullo joined WHYY in 2008 after nearly 20 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer.  While at WHYY, he launched the website, the radio programs NewsWorks Tonight and The Pulse, and two award-winning statewide reporting initiatives, StateImpact Pa. and Keystone Crossroads.

At the Inquirer, he served as editorial page editor and a columnist, among other positions, and led the Great Expectations civic dialogue project on the 2007 Philadelphia city elections.  A nationally known expert in civic engagement, in 2006 he co-founded the Penn Project for Civic Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has won more than 60 awards for columns, editorials, reporting and civic engagement.  Before coming to the Inquirer, he worked at the Express newspaper in Easton, Pa., where he was assistant managing editor and wrote a syndicated column.  A graduate of Williams College and a former Fulbright Fellow, he lives in Philadelphia.