Thursday, 18 April 2024 16:30

WMHT Public Media Promotes New Managing Editor and Host of New York NOW

ALBANY — WMHT Public Media, a multichannel public communications organization serving Eastern New York and Western New England, has announced the promotion of Shantel Destra to managing editor and host of its Emmy Award-winning public affairs program New York NOW, which airs on PBS stations across New York state. 

A Brooklyn native, Destra joined New York NOW in August 2023 as a multimedia journalist. Since then, she has covered a wide range of issues – from housing and healthcare, to birth control access and women’s rights, to New York’s budget process and negotiations – interviewing elected officials and policymakers involved in critical decisions that affect all New Yorkers. Prior to joining New York NOW, Destra covered national politics and public policy issues that affect New York as a reporter for City & State. 

New York NOW airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on WMHT in the Capital Region and throughout the weekend on PBS affiliates across New York. The full schedule can be viewed at  New York NOW is also freely available to stream online and via the PBS video app.

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