Madhulika Sikka hired to create flagship podcast at Washington Post

New York: The Washington Post has hired award-winning journalist and veteran audio storyteller Madhulika Sikka as an executive producer on The Posts audio team. Sikka will hire a team and oversee the creation of a new flagship podcast set to launch later this year.

Madhulika Sikka, who begins her new assignment Sept. 10, is also a former senior producer of Ted Koppels Nightline on ABC News and most recently served as public editor at PBS. The podcast is expected to launch later this year.

The Post is making a major investment in audio following the tremendous success of podcasts like Can He Do That? and Presidential, said Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor at The Washington Post. Madhulika brings to this role incredible news judgment and deep knowledge about the medium, positioning her to develop a show that aligns with The Posts commitment to high-quality journalism and innovation. (

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