Michael Lutzky is Vice President of Business Development and the first to hold the position at NPR. In this role, he scopes and secures partnership opportunities for NPR that fuel continued innovation and audience service in public radio.
Lutzky joined NPR in February 2016. Reporting to NPR's chief operating officer, he works closely with the chief legal officer, as well as leaders across NPR's News, Digital media, Digital Services, Programming, Music, Marketing, and Finance teams, and with National Public Media.
Having spent over ten years as a staff photojournalist for The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post, Lutzky is not new to journalism. As a photojournalist, he covered national and international stories including the White House and Congress, the Clinton impeachment, and a variety of special projects on social and urban issues, as well as global conflicts in the Middle East, Bosnia, and Kosovo. His work was recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association, and received several Pulitzer nominations.
After earning his MBA in 2006, Lutzky joined the international strategy and management consulting firm McKinsey and Company. In 2008, he became the director of product development and then global director for sports at the Associated Press, where he led global joint ventures; managed product portfolio, new ventures, and partnerships; and negotiated licensing, sponsorship, content, and promotional partnerships. At the Associated Press, Lutzky received the Chairman's Prize, for innovation to AP and the news industry. Most recently, he was the principal and founder of Oveo Solutions, a strategy consultancy with clients including PBS, AARP, Verve Mobile, and several Fortune 100 and private equity firms.
Lutzky received his bachelor's degree in photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.