American Public Media Group Names Christine Phelps as SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jan 23, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 23, 2019After an extensive national search, American Public Media Group (APMG) today announced it has hired Christine Phelps as the company’s new senior vice president & chief human resources officer.

Phelps was most recently SVP, Human Resources at the Star Tribune Media Company. Prior to joining the Star Tribune in 2015, she held strategic leadership positions with Taylor Corporation. Her earlier work includes HR positions for Farmers Insurance Group, Internet Brands, BDO Seidman, Sony and The Riverside Church.

“Christine is a strategic human resources leader with a broad functional background, a passion for mentoring and developing talent, great media experience and a deep personal commitment to inclusion,” said Jon McTaggart, President and CEO of APMG. “She brings an energetic, practical approach along with an ability to translate business strategy to talent strategy – all qualities that make her a great fit at APMG.”

Phelps completed her undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University - Mankato. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is certified as a SHRM – Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources.

“I’m a long-time public media fan,” Phelps said. “I’m delighted to be joining APMG at this time of continued transformation and success. I look forward to supporting the organization as it expands its relevance with even more audiences.”


About American Public Media Group
American Public Media Group is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national programming creation and distribution and innovative digital, social and mobile services in one organization. Supported financially by contributions from individual donors, sponsors, philanthropic foundations as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, APMG’s operations include Minnesota Public Radio®, a 46-station network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states, and Southern California Public Radio, a four-station network serving Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County and the Inland Empire. Programs produced by MPR’s national programming division, American Public Media®, reach more than 20 million listeners via 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, Live from Here, and the leading classical music programming in the nation. APM also offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism. For more information on American Public Media Group, visit

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