WABE People

Emily Wu Pearson


How many years have you been in Atlanta?

“Half a year!”

Why is the work WABE does in amplifying Atlanta vital to our communities?

“WABE is unique in our mission to serve Atlanta because we are funded by the community, members of the community, and beholden to those around us who listen, donate, support and interact with us. We are here specifically to listen to the voice of our city and amplify Atlanta.”

What’s your favorite part about being a part of the WABE team?

“WABE is full of people with what I call “service hearts.” We see both the bigger picture of informing the community and the individual stories that weave together the past, present and future of Atlanta. We’re a team full of compassionate people who have high regard not only for those stories we have the privilege to tell, but one another as well.”

What makes Atlanta “Atlanta”? What makes the Greater Metro area special?

“I am BRAND NEW to Atlanta, and it already has shown me how this city is kind of the center of everything. With a deep, inextricable culture of civil rights and justice, I can see exactly how this city has evolved into who it is today: a home for refugees, immigrants, people who are looking for home away from home.”