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Brooke Gladstone

  • NPR Managing Editor and Host, On the Media
  • Award-winning Journalist and Author


A keen observer of modern journalism, Brooke Gladstone speaks to millions of listeners weekly via National Public Radio—NPR—on the long-standing weekly show On the Media. As Managing Editor and Host, Brooke leverages her legacy as trusted journalist, author, and media analyst to consider how the media across all platforms shapes our worldview.

In live appearances Brooke holds forth effortlessly on the state of media today, experienced in tackling sticky issues with frankness and transparency. Combining knowledge with warmth, her talks spark interest with groups seeking to unravel issues as savvy consumers of the news.

Recipient of two Peabody Awards as well as the National Press Club and Overseas Press Club awards, Brooke built her career at the pillars of reporting—not only NPR but also the Washington Post, Boston Globe, London Observer, and Slate. Early editor roles at NPR flagships Weekend Edition and All Things Considered led to on-the-ground reporting from Moscow during 1992–95, in conjunction with her prestigious Knight Fellowship via Stanford University.

Among Brooke's written work is her book The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time, with remedies for recovering belief in reality, plus our sanity. She also is author of #pem The Influencing Machine], a graphic manifesto on how the media works, deemed a “comic book with zest and brains” when listed in the year's top books by the New Yorker.


On The Media, WNYC

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