Jennifer Ferro + Lindsay Jang
Unexpected Connections gathers global luminaries, industry leaders, and curious creators from different disciplines together to find new perspectives in creativity, and provide long lasting relationships.
Nov. 7th. 2018 Unexpected Connections At Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach CA, USA
As President of KCRW, Jennifer Ferro has worked to transform the institution from Southern California's flagship public radio station to a worldwide digital content distributor that seeks to build community through the discovery of music, news and culture both in person, online and on the air.
Under her leadership, in addition to creating 100 hours of original programming a week, KCRW finished a $48 million capital campaign and moved into its first-ever, stand alone, state-of-the-art facility. This new home allows KCRW to become a true community institution.
KCRW's presence includes podcasts, original content features, live event streams, a vibrant social networking community and successful mobile apps including the latest -- a virtual reality app that gives a 360° look at KCRW's legendary music programming. KCRW's live events programming has grown to over 40 produced events throughout Los Angeles and Santa Barbara reaching over 250,000 people each year.
Ms. Ferro joined KCRW in 1995. She has held varied roles during her tenure including Executive Producer of Good Food and Consulting Producer of DnA: Design and Architecture.
Ms. Ferro serves on the boards of NPR Berlin, Zocalo Public Square, an ideas exchange that creates live events and original humanities journalism, and is Vice Chair of the AIR Board, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting independent producers in public media. In 2011, she was chosen as one of Los Angeles' Game Changing Women Leaders Who Make an Impact in LA by Los Angeles Magazine.
Lindsay Jang is the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Yardbird, RONIN, Sunday's Grocery, and MISSBISH. Lindsay began her career in hospitality at her family’s restaurant in Canada, but her passion for the food and beverage industry flourished after joining the Nobu team and opening Nobu 57 in New York City. After moving to Hong Kong in 2009, Lindsay knew that the only thing worth working towards would be a restaurant of her own and in 2011, she opened Yardbird with business partner Matt Abergel. In 2013, Lindsay and Matt opened their second restaurant, RONIN, and in May 2014 they opened Sunday’s Grocery. A serial entrepreneur, Lindsay founded MISSBISH with two friends in 2014. MISSBISH is both a media platform focused on strong, female-driven content.