Iris Adler

In her role as executive director for programming, podcasts and special projects, Iris provides strategic oversight for WBUR’s locally and nationally produced programs, and she oversees WBUR’s new programming initiatives, including podcasts. In addition, Iris collaborates with the WBUR Newsroom on the vision and content of special radio and online series. She also oversees’s opinion site Cognoscenti.

Iris began her public radio career at WBUR in the 1980s, first as a reporter, then as managing editor and news director, before moving on to the regional television news channel NECN, where she worked as executive editor, overseeing political coverage and documentaries.

Over the course of her career, Iris has won numerous awards for her work in both television and radio, including an Edward R. Murrow Award and several Emmy Awards.