Andrew Sussman, formerly as executive producer, oversaw the wide-ranging operation that is PRI's The World until November, 2018. Part of the original team that launched the show, Sussman joined as a reporter and producer in 1995, and has worked pretty much every position since.
Before The World, Sussman oversaw a joint-venture newspaper collaboration with Komsomolskaya Pravda in Russia, where he also worked as an editor at The Moscow Times. He's also worked as a reporter with Radio France International in Paris. Sussman was a 2001 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
What so many of the attacks share, including Sunday's, is that they are shots to the human spirit. That spirit, however, will always be heard.
Few knew at the time, but Jan. 1, 1996 marked the start of something that has endured — the weekday global affairs radio show The World.
The Olympics — packaged to perfection by Russian President Vladimir Putin and television— is giving us a glossy makeover of a country that few people really understand. The World's Andrew Sussman, a former Moscow correspondent, says it's hard to find the real Russia.