In the midst of today's passion for storytelling in this "golden age of audio," public radio of New York -- NYPR -- is a bona-fide success story. Its author, in large part, is President and CEO Laura Walker (pictured above), whose own backstory has helped spark a 2000% growth in listenership during her 20 years at the helm. The impressive audience growth and $100 million raised for long term investment is directly correlated to Walker's personal passion for narrative, journalistic integrity and community. They are the core elements of the promise delivered to a monthly audience of 22 million across such platforms as WNYC, WQXR and now WNYC Studios. And NYPR is adding new chapters regularly – from innovations in multi-platform journalism to new voices of the community.