Resolve Philly Welcomes New Chief Programs Officer

Sara Shahriari, formerly of the Institute for Nonprofit News, joins the Executive Leadership team 

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 17, 2024 - Resolve Philly is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sara Shahriari as its new Chief Programs Officer (CPO). With a wealth of experience in journalism, leadership development, and community engagement, Sara brings a unique blend of skills to the critical role.

Shahriari, formerly the Director of Leadership and Talent at the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of Resolve’s programmatic initiatives. In her new role as CPO, Shahriari will develop editorial workflows, track progress toward programmatic goals, and cultivate external relationships and partnerships.

"Sara's proven track record of strategic thinking, leadership development, and editorial expertise in the media landscape makes her an ideal fit for Resolve," said Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Executive Director of Resolve Philly. "We are excited to welcome her to our team and look forward to leveraging her leadership to further our commitment to community-centered journalism."

Shahriari holds a Master's in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Her expertise in building relationships, managing teams, and fostering inclusive environments will be invaluable and marks an exciting new chapter for the nonprofit newsroom as it continues its mission of serving information needs and fostering collaboration in Philadelphia.

"I am honored to join Resolve Philly and contribute to its groundbreaking work in reimagining the future of local news," said Sara Shahriari. "I am deeply committed to amplifying community voices and am eager to collaborate with the talented team at Resolve Philly to drive positive change in Philadelphia."


About Resolve Philly

Resolve Philly is a groundbreaking nonprofit newsroom that demonstrates how news can better serve communities when rooted in solutions and community voices. The organization is committed to maximizing access to news and information for all, providing comprehensive coverage of the most critical issues impacting communities through collaborative reporting, and understanding the information needs of communities across Philadelphia in order to produce relevant and impactful stories. Resolve is also home to Modifier, a professional development practice, through which we consult and provide training opportunities to those in journalism and other mission-driven fields. Learn more about our work by visiting