Boston, MA. November 21, 2022 -- Susan Goldberg, a media executive and leader of technological and cultural transformation, will be the next President and CEO of GBH. She is the first woman to hold this role since GBH was founded in 1951.

From 2014 to 2022, Goldberg was editor-in-chief at National Geographic, taking on the additional role of editorial director in 2015. At National Geographic - where she was the first woman in the top editorial role - she and her team reinvented the newsroom and its editorial strategy, helping take the venerable publication from reverence to relevance by diversifying its staff, expanding its coverage, and executing a multi-platform transformation that has made National Geographic one of the strongest educational brands across social and digital platforms while continuing its legacy publications.

Goldberg led the editorial effort to transform the brand from a print-centric magazine to a digital storytelling powerhouse with more than 15 million readers a month on its website and more than 350 million followers on social media.

During her tenure, National Geographic was honored with 11 national magazine awards, was the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times, was twice named “Webby Media Company of the Year,” and won hundreds of other awards for its stories, photos, podcasts, illustrations, and graphics across platforms.

Goldberg also expanded National Geographic’s partnerships, creating content with organizations such as ABC News, The Undefeated, ProPublica, and the National Geographic Channel, which is one of the major brands on Disney+. National Geographic is a joint venture between its majority owner, The Walt Disney Company, and the National Geographic Society, a nonprofit that funds work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education.

Goldberg most recently served as a Vice Dean and professor of practice at Arizona State University, with a joint appointment to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Global Futures.