Sandra Clark

Sandra Clark is vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY, the Philadelphia region’s leading public media outlet. Clark, who joined WHYY in 2016, is a member of the executive leadership team and manages all news operations for radio, television and digital media. In addition, she leads digital transformation, audience diversification and community engagement initiatives at the station. She is a long-time vocal advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity, and closing the power and trust gap between journalists and communities of color. Clark also is a contributing instructor/coach to emerging leaders for the Poynter Institute. Clark was previously managing editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she served on the executive leadership team, created a revenue-driven innovation team and developed a reader-supported after-school healthy eating program in Philadelphia schools. Under her leadership, the Inquirer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2014.