This is the website for Scott Hanley. Scott E. Hanley. The one who grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, whom you may have heard or seen on public radio or public TV.
I have been called "an innovator, an instigator, and an implementer.” Working across boundaries in media, technology, journalism, education, entertainment, business, public policy, music, and civic life.
I aspire to contribute to a society which allows people to make a good living and to also live fulfilling, interesting lives. This site is about the journey so far, and where things may go, next.
I am based in Pennsylvania. I do consulting and media work, as well as some other business ventures. And, music.
Most recently, I spent four years as General Manager for WBHM-FM, Birmingham, Alabama. During my time in the Magic City, WBHM advanced its local news efforts, instituted new community outreach and partnerships, and saw financial support from individuals and businesses grow to record heights. WBHM became home to the Southern Education Desk, and WBHM staff are often featured on national news programs from NPR and other networks.
Before Alabama, I led the top NPR station in Pittsburgh for sixteen years. I served on the NPR board for two very busy and sometimes tumultuous terms. I also teach, write, perform, and continue to engage in consulting and project work. Open to opportunities and possibilities.
Photo credit: Mark Vogelzang 2011