Sandra Rattley has been Executive Producer of seminal documentary projects including the Peabody award-winning series Wade in the Water on African American sacred music produced with the Smithsonian Institution, and Making the Music, hosted by Wynton Marsalis. She was also Executive Producer of the PBS Digital Studios series, Read Awakening and currently serves as Executive Producer for TV and Video at Futuro Media, where she launched the PBS series America By The Numbers and NBCNews’s Humanizing America. She is the former VP for Cultural Programming at NPR where she launched the weekly show, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, as well as NPR’s office of civic engagement. Rattley also serves as Creative Consultant for Black Public Media’s 360 Incubator, a mentorship program for African American media makers. She has been a consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Howard University Center for Urban Progress, and Brandeis University. She was a press spokesperson and a member of the communications team for Nelson Mandela on his first U.S. tour.