Emily Siner (rhymes with “finer”) is a journalist in Nashville. She edits and produces stories that document the human experience and explain how things work.
Emily was the executive producer of More Perfect from WNYC Studios, as the nationally acclaimed podcast relaunched in 2023. She built a team of producers and oversaw a dynamic 12-episode season about the current Supreme Court. The show was downloaded more than 5 million times during her tenure.
Previously, she served as the news director of Nashville Public Radio (WPLN News) for five years, where she led an innovative newsroom that was frequently recognized for its service to local journalism. She was the editor of the Peabody Award-winning podcast, The Promise, about inequality in Nashville public schools. She also co-edited a longform investigation on the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Goldsmith Award, and a National Magazine Award. And her editing on criminal justice issues in Tennessee led to the early release of two men from prison.
As a reporter and on-air personality, she produced and hosted an interview podcast called Movers & Thinkers and launched the station’s fleet of podcasts. She was named Tennessee Radio Journalist of the Year in 2016 and has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for her reporting. She is also passionate about strengthening the future of journalism and enjoys mentoring emerging leaders on how they can foster compassionate, creative teams.
Before moving to Nashville, she produced stories for NPR and interned at the Los Angeles Times. Emily is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In her free time in Nashville, she has a variety of creative outlets, including playing Irish fiddle music and writing a dystopian novel.