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Kelsey Proud

Managing Editor, Audience, WAMU (D.C.'s local NPR member station)


United States

Kelsey believes in the value of human-friendly journalism, diverse and inclusive newsrooms, collegial respect, constructive criticism, thoughtful mentorship and intentional innovation.

She’s currently Managing Editor of Audience at WAMU, the local NPR station for those living in and around the nation’s capital. At WAMU, Kelsey leads a team of digital journalists, coordinates select team projects and consults on initiatives across the organization.

Previously, Kelsey spent six years at St. Louis Public Radio. While she was there, the station earned several national awards for digital work including a Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award, an Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association and an Edward R. Murrow award.

Kelsey lives in D.C. with her husband and a plucky wheaten terrier. She’s happy to talk your ear off about either of them with great joy.