Sally Herships

Sally Herships is an award winning journalist based in New York.

Currently reporting for American Public Media's Marketplace she’s also produced or reported for numerous shows and outlets including the BBC, The New York Times, NPR, put in many hours at Radiolab and has reported from locations as far flung as India and Japan. Her 2016 piece, As Many Leaves produced with Falling Tree for BBC Radio 4, was rated among the top ten podcasts of the year. Sally teaches radio at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College.


Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts this year's national broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2011 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


You'd like to turn the mic on yourself to share your most personal story, but how do you ensure others will want to listen? Also, should you bare your soul, and, if you do, how do you maintain journalistic integrity while doing so? Through a retracing of the making of As Many Leaves, a highly personal meditation on loss, producers Alan Hall (Falling Tree) and Sally Herships (Independent) share the challenges they faced crafting a personal tale meant to resonate broadly, as well as the approaches they honed along the way.