FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leader, membership and communication
Houston Public Media
HOUSTON — (March 7, 2023) — Continuing its commitment to prioritizing and elevating community voices, Houston Public Media is pleased to welcome Laurie Johnson-Ramirez in her new role as Executive Director of Content Operations.
“As a member of the Executive Team, Ramirez will oversee all local content efforts, including news, radio operations, digital and our talk shows. Her leadership and experience make her the perfect candidate to propel us into this next chapter of growth at Houston Public Media,” said Josh Adams, station manager.
Since joining Houston Public Media in 2002, Ramirez has been instrumental in launching an Enterprise Unit that allows reporters to craft and sharpen their stories while investigating and is a voice for those in the Greater Houston community. She has served as director of Houston Public Media News since 2021 and is the winner of multiple awards for her coverage of breaking news, politics and government, and public affairs reporting. As head of The Texas Newsroom, a collaboration between Houston Public Media, NPR and public media stations in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Ramirez directs the station’s content locally, regionally and nationally.
“I am excited to be in this new role where I can join our leadership team to lead our digital expansion and ensure our news and content reflect the voices of our Houston community,” said Ramirez.
A native of Houston and graduate of the University of Houston, Ramirez is a frequent contributor to NPR and has been heard on CNN, BBC, MSNBC and international news outlets. She has covered a wide range of topics during her 20-plus years in Houston Public Media, including the Space Shuttle Columbia crash, Hurricanes Ike and Katrina, numerous elections, investigative reporting and the multi-platform series “Below the Waterlines: Houston After Hurricane Harvey.”
Learn more about Laurie Johnson-Ramirez here.
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