• Ashley Lusk is the Head of Audience Strategy for podcasts and audio at CNN.

    Prior to joining CNN, she was the director of marketing and audience development at New York Public Radio, where she developed forward-thinking audience development strategies for the entire New York Public Radio portfolio of brands, including WNYC, WNYC Studios, WQXR, Gothamist, and The Greene Space. Lusk also previously worked with organizations like the Smithsonian, the United Nations, The Clinton Foundation, Girl Scouts, and Amtrak. In her free time, she is the co-editor of The Bello Collective, an independent publication about the audio journalism.

    Lusk holds a master's degree from Clemson University and a bachelor's degree from James Madison University. She currently resides in New York City.