New York Public Radio, the backer of two New York public-radio stations as well as podcasts featuring hosts such as Alec Baldwin and Jessica Williams, said it added drummer and “Tonight Show” regular Questlove; investor David Tisch; and entertainment attorney Marc Chamlin to its board of trustees.
“Questlove, David, and Marc each bring a deep understanding of the value and potential of public radio, and a commitment to working with our highly engaged board to advance our mission and help us reach our digital, content, and audience development goals. Their appointment broadens the base of expertise on the Board, and we are thrilled to have them,” said Cynthia King Vance, Chair, Board of Trustees, New York Public Radio, in a prepared statement.
The public-broadcasting entity also said that Billie Tisch, who has served on the New York Public Radio Board for over 30 years, has been elected to its Honorary Board.
Chamlin is Chair of the television group at Loeb and Loeb, LLC. Tisch is Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based angel capital firm. Questlove is a member of the Philadelphia band The Roots, as well as an author and musical director.
Questlove first came to the attention of trustees when he was booked to DJ a fundraising party in 2015. At the event, he gave a short speech about his love for WNYC and its programming, creating enthusiasm among the board to find ways to work with him more closely.