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Bobbi I. Booker

Jazz Host

Bobbi I. Booker is an award-winning Philadelphia-based, multi-media journalist and radio personality whose velvety voice has been a mainstay in the Delaware Valley for over two decades. In 1981, Bobbi launched her professional broadcast career with WRTI as a news reporter, and in 1999 was named co-host of Ovations.

She is the managing editor of PlanPhilly at WHYY News, developing news coverage of urban design, development, policy, and city planning in Philadelphia. In 2019, she became the first Black woman to serve as president of The Pen & Pencil Club, one of the nation's oldest press clubs.

Ms. Booker has completed two prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellowships at the Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism (2005) and Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival at Duke University (2008).

Bobbi can be heard on Spirit Soul Music, every Sunday from 6 to 9 a.m. and on Jazz Through the Night, weeknights from 12 midnight to 6 a.m.