George Bodarky


George Bodarky is the News and Public Affairs Director at WFUV FM, an NPR affiliate station, based on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in the Bronx.  George serves as the Training Committee Chair for Public Radio News Directors, Inc. and is the Past President of the New York State Associated Press Board of Directors.  He is an award-winning journalist who trains undergraduate and graduate students at Fordham University in multi-platform journalism.  George is widely known for his vocal coaching and journalism training.  Over the years his students have won countless awards and have secured employment as anchors, reporters, writers and producers in commercial and public television and radio outlets across the nation.  Prior to working at WFUV, George spent many years as an anchor, reporter and news manager in commercial radio and television.

Ways to Connect

Public radio stations and independent producers will now have guidance for negotiating rates to support creation of local stories, thanks to the efforts of a task force created by AIR and PRNDI  last fall.

AIR has also developed a new contract template designed expressly for station and freelancers. Together, these new resources support stations seeking to tap public media’s talent pool to strengthen their local position, and the interests of freelancers looking to expand their opportunities to contribute to public media outlets and reach new listeners.

WRVO Public Media, serving an extensive geographical area of upstate New York including the cities of Syracuse, Oswego, Utica, and Watertown among others, seeks an accomplished radio professional to serve as Station Manager, a new position that is part of a succession plan at the General Manager level. 

KUHF, the NPR station for Houston, is hiring for the newly created position of Managing Editor. KUHF seeks a smart, cool-headed, hands-on editor to guide daily news assignments, review reporter stories and coordinate coverage within our growing, multi-platform, public media station.

The end of the year always provides an opportunity for reflection. It gives us a chance to look back on our accomplishments and failures over the previous 12 months, and provides us an opportunity to look ahead to what we want to get done in the year ahead.

WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for a talented journalist to join its award-winning news team. 

Marguerite Nutter, NPR

This is the true story of eight colleagues who chose to live in a house, to prepare meals together, work to plan a conference and other training sessions, to find out what happens when News Directors get out of the newsroom...and devote their full attention to plotting a course for the future of PRNDI and its members.

The role of a News Director is not an easy one.  Every day can pose a new challenge.  

On any given day, we might find ourselves up against a breaking news situation we never faced before, or dealing with a problem employee who is bringing the morale of the entire newsroom down several notches.   The days can be long, and sometimes just when we shut down the computer, something comes up that keeps us in the office hours later.  But, with these challenges, come countless rewards.  We take pride in comprehensive election night coverage, helping a new reporter get their first feature on the network, and producing investigative journalism that leads to real change in the communities we serve.

This temporary, fulltime position beginning August 1st, 2013 and ending June 1st, 2014 is responsible for reporting on Pennsylvania energy issues such as natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale Deposits, State Energy Policy, and the industry’s effect on the environment.

Do you have a proven track record in helping young reporters improve their craft and hone their understanding of public radio’s core values?

Iowa Public Radio (IPR) seeks a dedicated and experienced professional to join our staff as Executive Director.