Laura R. Walker

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at WNYC Radio

Laura R. Walker

Laura R. Walker

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at WNYC Radio

Overview
Career Highlights

WNYC Radio

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1937

Primary Location

Brooklyn, New York

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

11/19/1957

Age

62

Number of Awards

7

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Senior Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Co-Founder at L&L MAG

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Southern California Public Radio

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President & Chief Executive Officer at WNYC Radio

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Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Expedia Group, Inc.

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Secretary & Director at WNYC Radio

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Former Chief Executive Officer at MetLife Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Integrated Media Cooperative

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Executive Director at Made in NY Media Center

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Lecturer in the Practice of Management & Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at Yale University - Yale School of Management

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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Education
MBA

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

BA in History, magna cum laude

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Women's Forum is a community where preeminent New York women leaders of diverse achievement come together to make a difference for each other and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance to them.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1995 - 2019

New York Public Radio operates radio stations. It consists of WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 which New York-based public radio stations, broadcasting programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a range of signature local programming. WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural heritage to the whole country and air offerings from affiliate networks national public radio and public radio International. WNYC FM 93.9 broadcasts a range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a focus on breaking news and international/ global news reporting. The company was founded on June 8th, 1924 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Vice President of Development
1987 - Prior

Sesame Workshop develops educational content for television, radio, and magazines. The company produces the Emmy Award-winning children's show Sesame Street. It was founded in 1968 by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd N. Morrisett and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Professional
1983 - Prior

Carnegie Hall’s mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP, designed by MESH Architects, is a multi-disciplinary creative space with over 20,000 square feet at 30 John Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The Made in NY Media Center by IFP was founded as a result of a unique partnership between the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. On October 1st, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg and other officials along with IFP, publicly opened the Media Center, and since then, it has held more than 100 classes and 300 events serving more than 25,000 people.

Director
Prior

Public Radio International, Inc. operates and broadcasts radio programs. It offers its services through radio stations, pod casts, Websites, and mobile phones. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Member of the Board of Advisors
Prior

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

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$10K - $20K
2016

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

$20K - $50K
2015

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

$1,000 - $4,999
2014

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Awards & Honors
2017
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in New York
2009
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in New York
2007
Crain New York Business - New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business
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