Judy McAlpine heads American Public Media's international and affiliate station content partnerships as well as APM's national content distribution. In her capacity, McAlpine has responsibility for the business performance of national content distribution, the success of external contract negotiations, and the ongoing management of major distribution and content partnerships, including the BBC World Service. McAlpine assumed this position in July 2012 after APM acquired the BBC World Service distribution rights for the U.S.
Previously, she was Senior Vice President/General Manager of APM national content. McAlpine joined APM in 2008 from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio, where she was Director of International/Business Development. Her award-winning career at the CBC spanned local, national and international program production and management. McAlpine was Executive Producer of CBC's flagship national daily current affairs show This Morning and also created the celebrated documentary program Outfront. She later managed all CBC Radio national current affairs programs and led redevelopment of the morning radio schedule. As well, she developed new strategies for CBC Radio expansion on emerging platforms, resulting in podcast, satellite and mobile launches.
McAlpine holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, in English Literature, both from University of Western Ontario, Canada.