Emily Hanford

JAB Member

Emily Hanford is host of the hit podcast Sold a Story, the second-most-shared show on Apple Podcasts in 2023 and one of Time Magazine’s top three podcasts of the year. Sold a Story has garnered some of the highest honors in journalism, including the Murrow, the IRE, two Scripps Howard awards, a Third Coast Impact award and a Peabody nomination.

Emily has been covering education for American Public Media since 2008. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the EWA Public Service Award in 2019 for Hard Words and an award from the American Educational Research Association for Excellence in Reporting on education research. She has been working in public media for 30 years. She is a frequent speaker and moderator.

Emily is the mother of two adult sons. She is based in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of Amherst College.