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Torey Malatia Biography, Age, Family, Public Radio And This American Life

Torey Malatia is an American journalist, radio producer, and public media manager. He was named the President, CEO and General Manager of Rhode Island Public Radio in 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer and president of the board of directors of Chicago Public Media and general manager of radio station WBEZ til 2013 on 26th of July when he resigned.

Torey Malatia Biography

Torey Malatia is an American journalist, radio producer, and public media manager. He was named the President, CEO and General Manager of Rhode Island Public Radio in 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer and president of the board of directors of Chicago Public Media and general manager of radio station WBEZ til 2013 on 26th of July when he resigned.

Malatia is also a member of the board of the Public Radio Exchange, a program distributor, and the Station Resource Group, a public radio program development and fundraising group. He started work as the program director of WBEZ radio in Chicago, Illinois, in 1993 and in 1996 was promoted to station manager. In 1995, he together with journalist Ira Glass created the radio program This American Life which was originally titled Your Radio Playhouse. Before he started work in radio Torey was a columnist for Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona.

Torey Malatia Age

Torey was born in the year 1951, August. He is 67 years old as of 2019.

Torey Malatia Family

Torey was born in Oak Park, Illinois, a village in the Chicago area. There is no much information about his family and siblings if he has any. Seems Torey prefers keeping his family private.  Malatia went to Arizona State University, where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature. He carried out an additional post-graduate study at the University of Toronto.

Torey Malatia Married

Malatia is married to Elizabeth Carson Manley. There is no information about when the two got married and how long they have been together. There is also no information about their children if they have any. Malatia is very private about his family matters and rarely talks about them. Malatia and Manley live in Rhode Island.

Torey Malatia Public Radio Career

Torey Malatia has spent most of his career in public radio, primarily with Chicago Public Media and its flagship station WBEZ. He began his radio career with WFMT, a public radio station in Chicago, in 1986. In 1990 he became program director of KUOW, a public station in Seattle, Washington. After he left KUOW Malatia worked as a talk show producer at WLS, a non-public (for-profit) radio station in Chicago. He was hired as the vice president at WBEZ in charge of programming in 1993. In 1996 he became WBEZ’s general manager and took over the leadership of Chicago Public Media as the president of the board of directors and chief executive officer. In 1995 November journalist Ira Glass and Malatia began a documentary and entertainment series on WBEZ, Your Radio Playhouse. After sixteen weekly episodes were aired, the program was renamed This American Life and syndicated to public stations across the country via Public Radio International.

Malatia serves as a member of the board of directors of two public media organizations. WBEZ is one of several founding member stations of the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), a non-profit organization that distributes programming to public radio stations; Malatia serves on the PRX board. He is also a member of the board of directors of Station Resource Group (SRG), an organization established to provide analysis to public media organizations to help them with fundraising and programming. Chicago Public Media launched Vocalo and Vocalo.org, a radio station and web site in 2007. It is designed to appeal to a younger audience than is typical for public radio. Financial contributors to WBEZ criticized Chicago Public Media and Malatia for funding the project without publicizing the fact on WBEZ.

Controversy erupted in 2012 when WBEZ cancelled the program Smiley & West, an interview program hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. Tavis criticized comments from Malatia suggesting that the program focused unduly on advocacy for African-American social and political issues and that the program’s guests were “far less inclusive” than the station wished. In response to what Tavis Smiley said, Malatia published an editorial at Current.org criticizing “advocacy journalism” and defending the program’s cancellation.

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Torey Malatia This American Life

Malatia started a documentary and entertainment series Your Radio Playhouse on WBEZ together with journalist Ira Glass in 1995 November. After the show aired for sixteen weekly episodes, it was renamed This American Life. The program was syndicated to public stations across the country via Public Radio International.

Torey Malatia Rhode Island

Malatia was named President, CEO and General Manager of Rhode Island Public Radio in 2016. Rhode Island Public Radio is the NPR member radio network for the state of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Before Malatia started a career in radio he was was a columnist for Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona.

Torey Malatia Net Worth

Torey malaria’s net worth is estimated to be $ 1 million. He mainly generates his net worth from his work as a radio personality.