Joel Sucherman has been a prime mover of NPR's digital strategy for almost a decade. He has worked with and guided the team responsible for a digital portfolio that includes NPR.org, the NPR and NPR One apps, and products delivering live and on-demand audio to the connected car and home. During his tenure he has developed a growing number of strategic partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft, and other technology partners, and has shaped and implemented public radio's growing presence on voice-activated platforms such as Alexa, Assistant, Siri, Bixby, and Cortana. As Vice President, New Platform Partnerships, Sucherman is responsible for driving NPR's and public radio's leadership in audience reach, engagement, and revenue across these and other emerging technologies.
Prior to working in public radio, Sucherman helped transform the national newspaper USA TODAY into a multiplatform newsgathering media company. He was an early "backpack journalist" who founded the first streaming video group at USA TODAY. Sucherman has his roots in radio as a former Capitol Hill correspondent in Washington, D.C.