Terry Gildea

Executive Director

Terry Gildea became PRNDI's first Executive Director on July 1, 2018. He served on the PRNDI board for five years as an at-large representative and as president.  Terry led KUER's newsroom in Salt Lake City, Utah as news director  from 2011 to 2017. Over a six year period, he expanded the staff from 2 to 8 full time beat reporters and hosts. Before working at KUER, he spent  four and a half years at KSTX in San Antonio as a reporter and talk show host. He covered military medicine for NPR’s Impact of War Project. Prior to his position in San Antonio, Terry covered Congress for two years with Capitol News Connection. Most recently, Terry was program director at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon.  His work has been recognized by RTDNA, SPJ, The Texas AP Broadcasters and The Houston Press Club. Terry holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.   

Ways to Connect

NPR, PRX, PRNDI and member station representatives from Minnesota Public Radio and St. Louis Public Radio brought the Culture of Journalism discussion to PRPD’s Public Radio Content Conference this month in Austin.

For almost two years now, President Trump and members of his administration have chosen to vilify journalists for doing their jobs. The President has on several occasions branded journalists “the enemy of the people,” and labeled their accurate and ethical work “fake news.”  The ongoing rhetoric has launched a dangerous trend in our country where the work, credibility and even the physical safety of journalists are being threatened. It is harmful not just to journalists, but to the public as well; it threatens the public’s right to be well-informed citizens.

Still energized from this year’s PRNDI conference in Philadelphia?  Looking for ways to get involved in the organization that represents you? We’re looking for PRNDI members to help out on the following committees:

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During the PRNDI Awards Banquet on Saturday June 23rd, NPR's Keith Woods accepted the Leo C. Lee Award for his exceptional work in public media.  Woods is NPR's Vice President for Newsroom Training and Diversity.  He titled his address: How To Make It Stick.

WAMU in Washington, DC is searching to fill two positions: a Senior Producer  and a Producer Reporter for the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

The Conference is almost here and this year we’re offering Active Shooter Training for public radio newsrooms.

In every public radio newsroom across the country, editors play a critical yet often underappreciated role in raising the quality of journalism produced on a daily basis. That’s why PRNDI took steps last year to recognize the importance of this position by inaugurating the PRNDI Editor of the Year Award.

KUOW in Seattle has openings for five positions that seek to reshape delivery of daily news and breaking news coverage both on-air and through digital media. The station is hiring a Morning News Host, Morning Senior Producer and a Morning Reporter– as well as – an Afternoon News Host and Afternoon Senior Producer. 

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PRNDI is very excited to partner with member station WLRN on our annual conference set for June 23 & 24 in Miami at The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort. Pre-conference training will take place June 21 & 22.


PRNDI gave John Barth the Leo C. Lee Award at our annual conference in St. Louis in June. Below is a transcript of the speech he gave at the ceremony.


Thank you George Bodarky and the PRNDI Board for this honor. It is very meaningful and I am extremely grateful…