Corey Lewis began his career at WBUR in 2002 as director of corporate support. He was additionally made director of development in 2003. He was appointed station manager in 2005 and brought programming syndication, membership and later, marketing under the same umbrella to create a team of managers where the synergies paid substantial dividends to WBUR. Having all the business and fundraising units under one roof created new opportunities to increase funding, expand our reach and retain more of our support for news and programming initiatives.
In this dual role, Corey oversaw an increase in revenue, cost controls and efficiencies that helped strengthen the relationships between WBUR and its stakeholders. Corey also guided the station in its first ventures in satellite radio broadcasting and external marketing in an effort to expand to a larger audience WBUR’s mission of public education.
Corey’s experience in the media industry began well before he joined WBUR. He started his career in 1985 at WTXX-TV, an independent television station in Hartford, Connecticut, as a local sales representative.
From 1986 to 1993, Corey served as national sales representative for Paramount Pictures-owned and -operated television stations at Millennium in New York and Boston.
Corey started his management career in 1993 as national sales manager at Tribune’s WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. From 1996 to 2000, Corey worked for Viacom as general sales manager to WLWC-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, helping to increase market share and revenue at both stations.
A native of Boston’s North Shore, Corey returned to Boston as general manager of WHUB-TV in 2000, helping Universal Pictures’ USA Networks launch an independent, local broadcast television station.
Corey earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1985. After relocating throughout the East Coast for years, he has returned to his roots with his wife and two sons to settle in his hometown of Swampscott.