As President of KCRW, Jennifer Ferro has worked to transform the institution from Southern California’s flagship public radio station to a worldwide community that connects through the discovery of music, news and culture both in person, online and on the air.
Ms. Ferro joined KCRW in 1994. She has held varied roles during her tenure including Assistant General Manager, Executive Producer of Good Food. She has worked in development, membership, production, operations and marketing.
Ms. Ferro serves as a Senior Fellow for the Luskin School of Public Policy at UCLA. She is on the board of NPR; Zocalo Public Square, an ideas exchange that creates live events and original humanities journalism; and has served as the Chair of the AIR Board, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting independent producers in public media. In 2011, she was chosen as one of Los Angeles’ Game Changing Women Leaders Who Make an Impact in LA by Los Angeles Magazine. In 2018 Ms. Ferro was awarded the UCLA Award for public service.
Ms. Ferro earned her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. She is a youth soccer coach and co-founder of the Women’s Coach Initiative to get more women youth soccer coaches on the field. She is also an active mentor to graduate and undergraduate students.