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Alisa A. Miller is the former executive chairman of PRI-PRX, the broadcast network formed when Public Radio International (PRI) merged with Public Radio Exchange (PRX). While CEO of PRI, she orchestrated the 2018 merger between PRI and PRX, the first-ever network merger in public media.
The combined organization reaches more than 28.5 million listeners and users monthly across broadcast stations and the web. PRI-PRX is the nation’s second-largest podcast source, with more than 70 million monthly downloads of more than 70 programs, including PRI’s The World, The Moth, and This American Life.
Miller was named CEO of PRI in 2006, the first woman and youngest CEO to head a major public radio network. Under her leadership, PRI grew from a radio distributor to a rapidly growing, multi-platform digital media company. Before her time with PRI, Miller headed new digital business and product development for Sesamestreet.com.
She speaks regularly on media and technology topics, and on purpose-driven career paths. Her TED Talk on media’s power to shape knowledge and action has been viewed more than 2 million times and been translated into 48 languages. She was named by Fast Company as a Most Influential Woman in Technology, is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2015 won the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Nebraska and master’s degrees in business administration and public policy, both from the University of Chicago.