Non-profit Leader Zachary Brown Joins WABE as Executive Vice President of Development

(Atlanta–March 14, 2024) WABE, Atlanta’s choice for NPR and PBS, has announced the addition of Zachary Brown as Executive Vice President of Development. In this new role, Brown will help the public media company elevate its operation and grow major donor support, philanthropic grant support, and community collaborations. This critical leadership position will help WABE achieve its strategic plan of amplifying Atlanta to the world.

Brown comes to WABE with a breadth of experience in non-profit fundraising and deep relationships across Atlanta from roles at organizations such as Communities in Schools, Hands on Atlanta, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, he served as Director of Individual Giving for Habitat for Humanity International, where he managed a team of fundraisers across the West Coast, raising crucial funds for Habitat’s global initiatives and increasing collaboration with local Habitat affiliates to cultivate shared prospects among other duties.

“At WABE, we are growing our operation to strengthen the local newsroom, ramp up original storytelling, and reach audiences on every vital digital platform,” says Jennifer Dorian, president and CEO of WABE.  “In our 75th year, it’s time to elevate our operation and grow our major donor support, philanthropic grant support, and community collaborations.”

“I am honored to be a part of the extraordinary WABE team,” said Brown. “I look forward to leading the development efforts of this public media powerhouse, fostering and expanding transformative contributions to support the non-profit’s strategic goals and future growth.”

About WABE

WABE is Atlanta’s original, independent, non-profit source for news and local stories and the choice for NPR and PBS. Our stations deliver fact-based journalism and inclusive, engaging, cultural content that informs, inspires, reflects, and empowers the millions who call the Greater Atlanta area home. In addition, WABE’s programs, podcasts, and events make Atlanta’s stories and storytellers accessible and relevant across various platforms for our diverse audience of listeners, viewers, visitors, and members. WABE original programming, along with national NPR and PBS content, is available on WABE 90.1FM,, WABE TV (PBS-30), and WABE-HD1/ WABE-HD2 as well as streaming on the WABE Mobile App, Hulu + Live, YouTube TV,  Chromecast,, Local Now, Roku, Android TV & mobile, Amazon Fire TV & tablets, iOS, tvOs, Android TV live streams. Go to for additional information.