Jabari Gray Is Youth Radio’s New Executive Director

Jabari Gray is stepping into a new leadership role as Executive Director of Youth Radio. He will join Ellin O’Leary, Youth Radio’s President and Chief Content Officer in leading Youth Radio’s launch of a new four-year strategic plan, with the goal of propelling the organization as a national media leader.

“Youth Radio sets the gold standard in youth-driven media, and it is my full intention to protect and grow its legacy in my new role,” says Gray. “This is a company that actually delivers on its promise to bring honest, diverse, and compelling content to American audiences. For the last 25 years, Youth Radio has assembled teams and partnerships that provide the best out-of-school digital communication education around, consistently producing award-winning journalism.”

Beyond its critical role of providing education, technical training, and professional development for emerging media talent, Gray says the organization serves a larger purpose, creating a crucial platform for young people at this defining moment in our nation’s history.