Liana Simstrom is a Supervising Producer on the Enterprise Storytelling Unit, where she supports narrative longform podcasts including Invisibilia, Rough Translation, Embedded and short-run special series like On Our Watch. In her role, she coordinates season and new show launches; designs production calendars and timelines; supervises producers, fellows and interns; manages listener engagement and provides editorial input on content.
In a past life, Simstrom worked for the federal government and as an event planner in Washington, D.C. Since coming to NPR in 2016, she has helped produce multi-part series about topics such as police misconduct, the death of local journalism and friendship, among many others.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Simstrom is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and lives in D.C. with her husband and two cats.