Media Moves

NPR names two new board members

May 12, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from NPR:

NPR welcomes the election of Milena Alberti-Perez and Margaret Low to the NPR Board of Directors.

Milena Alberti-Perez was elected by the Board by unanimous written consent on April 17, 2023 to serve as an NPR Public Director for a term expiring in November 2025. She was seated on May 3rd.

Margaret Low, CEO of WBUR Boston was elected by the Board at its last quarterly meeting on April 12, 2023 to serve as a Member Director for a term expiring in November 2025. She was also seated on May 3rd.

Milena Alberti-Perez
Milena Alberti-Perez

Milena Alberti-Perez is a seasoned financial, media and technology executive with over 20 years of experience in book publishing and digital companies. She has led and mentored teams of more than 200 people across the full spectrum of financial analysis and reporting, including the largest merger in book publishing history, and the integration of those companies.

Ms. Alberti-Perez spent most of her career at Penguin Random House and currently serves on 2 non-profit boards and 3 corporate boards. Ms. Alberti-Perez was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE: GETY), the world’s leading visual content company, where she participated in over 60 investor presentations to take the company public.

Ms. Alberti-Perez has extensive experience in corporate and non-profit boards. She is an independent director at Digimarc Corporation (Nasdaq: DMRC), where she serves as the Chair of its Audit Committee and is a member of its Compensation Committee. She serves on two private company boards in audiobook publishing and digital library distribution, RBmedia and Overdrive, both owned by KKR. She also sits on two non-profit boards, Jumpstart and the Wild Bird Fund.

Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from The University of Pennsylvania, with Distinction in Economics and minors in Math and Latin American Studies. She received her Masters degree in Business Administration, with Distinction, from the Harvard Business School.


Margaret Low

Margaret Low is the chief executive officer of WBUR in Boston.

Before joining WBUR in January 2020, Low was president of AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic’s events division, which during her tenure produced more than 100 conferences a year across the country.

Prior to The Atlantic, Low enjoyed a storied career at NPR, spanning decades. She first walked through the doors as an overnight production assistant on Morning Edition and rose through the ranks to become senior vice president for news — NPR’s top editorial job.

During her tenure, NPR earned some of the most prestigious honors in journalism, including multiple Peabody Awards, duPont-Columbia Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Low serves on the board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. She is vice chair of the board of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a board member of Wallace House Center for Journalists at the University of Michigan, home to the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowships. In 2017, she was the commencement speaker for the School of Communications at her alma mater, the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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