GovExec Names Tanya Ballard Brown as New Executive Editor of Government Executive, the Company’s Flagship Editorial Brand
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GovExec Names Tanya Ballard Brown New Executive Editor of Government Executive, the Company’s Flagship Editorial Brand

Dec. 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2021) — As the leading information services and insights company for government leaders and contractors, GovExec announces a key senior appointment for its editorial team. A key part of the company’s efforts are its award-winning content platforms that provide key insights for the federal, state and local, and defense sectors. Tanya Ballard Brown has been named as the new Executive Editor for Government Executive. It was announced today by Constance Sayers, president of GovExec. Ballard Brown takes on this position at a time of record growth for the company, with multiple new acquisitions under the GovExec name.

“Tanya brings her incredible expertise, powerful editorial knowledge and insightful reporting to the company,” said Constance Sayers, president of GovExec. “This is Tanya’s second time working with us at GovExec and I am so excited to see how she infuses the editorial brand with her point of view..."

At Government Executive, the company’s flagship editorial brand, Ballard Brown will oversee a team of editors and reporters to produce breaking news on, GovExec Daily podcast, as well as longer features for the large and diverse audience of federal leaders. Ballard Brown will also oversee Government Executive’s portfolio of newsletters, ebooks and special reports and work closely with the editors of multiple sister publications to coordinate news coverage and strategy. She will work directly with the newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of GovExec Heather Kuldell to help the flagship brand grow its coverage with public sector audiences.

“I’m excited to join GovExec and take on this new position,” said Ballard Brown, “Government Executive has an incredible reputation as a content platform and I can’t wait to jump in and work with the team on creating editorial that our audiences love.”

Ballard Brown joins Government Executive for the second time, after a long history of work in the journalism sector. In fact, Ballard Brown contributed significantly to the company’s 9/11 coverage with commitment and empathy, reporting from lower Manhattan following the attacks. Ballard Brown has been working as an Editor at NPR since 2008 and was recently promoted to Senior Editor. She has worked on projects such as The War On Drugs: 50 Years Later, 19th Amendment: A Start, Not A Finish For Suffrage, Being Black in America, and They Still Take Pictures With Them As If The Person's Never Passed. Ballard has also been a freelance writer for organizations such as The Washington Post and Reviewed, a publication that is part of the USA Today network. She also has a background in reporting and writing for digital and on-air stories, editing breaking news stories, managing digital producers and interns, and collaborating with the National Desk, Criminal Justice team, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, the investigative team and local stations, to create digital content that complements on-air reports.

About GovExec

As the market-leading information platform, for over fifty years GovExec has empowered the government ecosystem to engage and support government leaders as they work to achieve their missions across federal, defense, and state and local agencies. All powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, GovExec’s platform services are three-fold—data that informs, media that connects, and marketing services that activate. Reaching 3.3 million government influencers each month, GovExec’s brand and platform portfolio includes Government Executive, GovTribe, Market Connections, Nextgov, Public Sector 360, Government Contracting Institute, Government Marketing University, Defense One, Military Periscope, The Atlas for Cities, Route Fifty, City & State New York, City & State Pennsylvania, Professional Development Academy, and a strategic investment in Power Almanac.


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