WHO WE ARE
Pineapple Street Media was founded in 2016 in Brooklyn, NY, with a clear, simple mission in mind: work with the most interesting and ambitious creative and corporate partners to create the highest quality audio stories in a variety of forms and across a range of genres. We take pride in our flexible approach to partnerships and we strive to make shows that represent a diversity of ideas, communities, and interests.
Jenna is the co-founder of Pineapple Street Media. After almost a decade working in public radio on such shows as The Moth and StoryCorps, Jenna started the podcast department at BuzzFeed and created Another Round and Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham. She currently sits on the advisory board of The Moth.
Max is the co-founder of Pineapple Street Media. Max co-hosted With Her with Hillary Clinton, Pineapple Street's first show. He is a co-founder of Longform and a co-host of the Longform Podcast.
Kat Aaron comes to Pineapple from WNYC, where she was a senior producer at WNYC Studios, and a member of the Data News team. She was a reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, an editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and a 2012 Alicia Patterson fellow.
Agerenesh Ashagre is a producer at Pineapple Street Media. She has previously produced shows at NPR, BuzzFeed, and The Ringer. Topics she’s covered range from finding love on “The Bachelor” to the art of the U.S. presidential farewell. During her time freelancing, she has also worked with Essence Magazine, The Atlantic, ESPN, and more. One of her greatest non-career accomplishments is having seen Beyoncé in concert 8 times in 6 years.
Emily Becker is the managing editor of Pineapple Street Media. She is a graduate of Middlebury College.
Leila Day is an award winning producer and co-creator of The Stoop Podcast. She was a reporter and editor at NPR affiliate KALW and most recently served as editor at Al Jazeera's podcast network, Jetty. Leila's taught audio storytelling inside San Quentin State Prison, and at the Transom Storytelling workshop.
Christine Driscoll Christine Driscoll is a Producer at Pineapple.
Previously, she was a producer for Gimlet, the World Science Festival, and WaitWhat.
Bari is a producer at Pineapple Street Media. During her freelance years, she worked with Radiolab, The Brian Lehrer Show, More Perfect, Panoply, and BuzzFeed.
Josh Gwynn is a producer at Pineapple Street Media where he has worked on projects such as Never Before with Janet and Still Processing for The New York Times. He received his Masters in Media Management from The New School in New York City.
Jess is a producer at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining Pineapple Street, Jess worked on the HBO series High Maintenance.
Courtney is a producer at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining Pineapple Street, Courtney was a print reporter, production assistant at Pittsburgh's NPR affiliate, and editor of multiple podcasts, including the Longform Podcast. She has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ann is a producer with Pineapple Street. She is a Peabody award winning producer who has reported and produced forThis American Life, Radiolab, and many other shows. In 2011, she was named a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellow for her decades long innovative work. She's also founder of The Sarah Awards.
Eleanor is a senior producer at Pineapple Street Media. Prior to joining Pineapple Street Media, she was BuzzFeed's Director of Audio and spearheaded critically-acclaimed podcasts, like Another Round and See Something Say Something.
Dina is a producer at Pineapple Street Media. She is an Emerson College Alum and talks about her Korean skincare routine too much.
Joel is the executive editor at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining Pineapple Street, Joel served as Deputy Editor of the New York Times Magazine and Executive Editor of This American Life. He worked on Serial and Missing Richard Simmons.
Jonathan Menjivar is a senior producer at Pineapple Street Media. He spent nearly 8 years reporting and producing stories for the public radio show This American Life and also served as the show’s Music Supervisor. Before that, he was a producer for Fresh Air with Terry Gross where he used to cut tape with a razor blade.
Henry is a senior producer at Pineapple Street Media, where he produced Missing Richard Simmons, The New York Times’ Still Processing, and Stay Tuned with Preet. Before Pineapple Street, Henry produced at WNYC, Panoply, and others.
Melissa Slaughter is an associate producer. Her independent podcast We're Not All Ninjas was a 2018 Werk It Festival Pitch Accelerator Finalist. She has a theatre degree from the now-defunct Santa University of Art and Design, where she worked with Tony-award winning professor Jon Jory. In her spare time, you can find her blogging for Nerdophiles, The Nerds Of Color, and Hapa Mag.
Maddy Sprung-Keyser is an associate producer and corporate counsel at Pineapple Street Media. Before joining the world of podcasting, she was an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. She holds a JD from NYU School of Law and a BA from Amherst College. She is enjoying regular work hours.
Puddy the Pup
Puddy is Pineapple's most senior employee, with years of experience in radio and paw-dcast production.