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Ben Schachtman Joins WHQR Public Media

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 27, 2020
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WHQR Public Media has welcomed Ben Schachtman to its team, according to a news release.

Schachtman joined WHQR on Oct. 15 as managing editor, a newly created position for the nonprofit, officials said in the release.

“This was an opportunity to bring aboard the investigative skills of one of the top reporters in the market, and to showcase those talents on-air, on-line and on social media. News in a public media environment now means being present on multiple platforms," WHQR Station Manager Kurt Wilson said in the release.

Schachtman was previously managing editor at Port City Daily. After joining the local online news publication in 2016, he became managing editor in 2018.

While working for Port City Daily, Schachtman made guest appearances on WHQR's CoastLine, hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn. He also hosted a podcast on Port City Daily's website.

“I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with the WHQR team in the past and I’m looking forward to joining the newsroom as Managing Editor. Public media has never been more important, so I’m honored and excited to help lead this next chapter for WHQR," Schachtman said in the release.

Schachtman is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a master's degree in English literature from New York University, and a Ph.D. in English literature from Stony Brook University.
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