Ken Stern

Co-Founder and President, Palisades Media Ventures; Author, Republican Like Me

Ken Stern leads the creative and business teams at Palisades Media Ventures, a media development company with a focus on public affairs and building inventive thought leadership platforms.

Stern is the author of the national best-seller Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right (HarperCollins 2017) and With Charities For All: Why Charities Are Failing and A Better Way to Give (Doubleday 2013). He is also a frequent contributor to publications such as Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Slate, and the Daily Beast.

Prior to launching PMV, Stern was the CEO of National Public Radio, where he led NPR to a period of unprecedented growth. Stern also launched NPR’s world class digital efforts which included two satellite channels, its mobile and podcast services, NPR Music and oversaw the successful expansion of NPR.org.

Prior to joining NPR, Stern was a senior executive in American International Broadcasting. Earlier in his career, he held positions in Democratic politics. He began his media career with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich. Stern, a lawyer by training, holds degrees from Haverford College and Yale Law School.