Parnell Jumps to WNYC

From the release:

    WNYC today announced that it has named Howard Parnell as Executive Director of Digital Media.

    Parnell’s journalism career spans more than two decades. He has spent more than half of that time managing large and complex online news and information operations, including seven years as Managing Editor and Editor of

    While at, from 1999 into 2006, Parnell managed a staff of 70 editors and producers, including the 24/7 breaking news team, and directed online news coverage, features, redesigns and other content initiatives for all editorial sections of the site. He was responsible for developing and managing the site’s local, national and world news sections; local arts and entertainment coverage; user-engagement and community building initiatives; and all editorial aspects of commercial verticals, including real estate and automotive. During his tenure running the online newsroom, the site earned numerous industry accolades and awards for its coverage of Abu Ghraib, the D.C. sniper case, Hurricane Katrina and other major stories of the day.