Shula Neuman named director of news and information for Olin School of Business

Award-winning radio journalist joins Public Affairs staff at Washington University in St. Louis

Shula Neuman has been appointed director of News and Information for the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, effective Jan. 10.

As a member of the university’s Public Affairs staff, she will develop and execute public information strategies for the Olin School and other business-related programs.

Shula Neuman
Shula Neuman

Neuman comes to Washington University from WCPN-FM, a National Public Radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, where she had been a reporter and producer since May 2002.

“I’m delighted to be back in St. Louis so I can live closer to my parents, Forest Park and enjoy summers where the temperature actually goes above 80 degrees,” Neuman said.

A St. Louis native, Neuman previously spent two years as a news producer at KWMU-FM in St. Louis. Before working at KWMU, she was a reporter for the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, New York, and worked as an intern-producer at WBEZ-FM, the NPR member station in Chicago.

She has written news and feature articles for National Public Radio and for several local and national publications, including the St. Louis Business Journal, the Chicago Reader and the Forward, a national Jewish weekly.

She has received reporting awards from the Missouri Associated Press, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the New York Associated Press and the Ohio Associated Press.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Reed College in Portland, Ore., in 1991, a master of education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 1993 and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1999.

Neuman taught English in Chicago suburban high schools for two years and at a bilingual school in Bogota, Colombia, for one year.