Kerry Donahue

Kerry Donahue is the director of the audio program at the Columbia School of Journalism.

Kerry is a former executive producer at New York Public Radio and one of the founding producers of “The Takeaway With John Hockenberry." At Audible, she produced on-demand original content long before podcasting became a household term.

In 2015, Kerry co-produced “Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeffrey Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times,” which featured a book and an hour-long radio documentary distributed by PRX and broadcast on nearly 150 public radio stations around the United States. She frequently consults with organizations developing podcasts or as program doctor to existing programs. Her work has also been on Marketplace, NPR and WBGO in Newark.


The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.