The Philadelphia Inquirer names Sabrina Ram as vice president of communications

Sabrina Ram (Photo by Brion McCarthy)
Sabrina Ram (Photo by Brion McCarthy)

The Philadelphia Inquirer Publisher and CEO Lisa Hughes is pleased to announce that Sabrina Ram is joining the company as its vice president of communications. Ram begins at The Inquirer on June 27.

A powerful brand builder and storyteller, Ram will develop and execute all brand communications strategies for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the 193-year-old publication that provides essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. As an accomplished brand advocate and communications leader, Ram brings vast experience in establishing strong strategic communications and marketing plans to reach diverse target audiences and advance an organization’s mission.

“With a tremendous foundation in Philadelphia, Sabrina will help The Inquirer tell our story and strengthen our community relations as we continue to transform our culture,” says Hughes. “Sabrina’s strategic communications experience and advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion make her exceptionally qualified to represent our vital and multi-platform brand that is so deeply rooted in Philadelphia.”

Ram has strong experience in growing the brands of prestigious higher education institutions and ed tech companies, having most recently served in roles with Arcadia University, Walden University, Laureate Education, Inc., 2U, Inc., and Drexel University Online. In these roles, Ram shaped narratives and reputations through the development of strategic internal and external communications, with an emphasis on digital strategy.

“I am thrilled to join The Philadelphia Inquirer, an institution that I have long admired and respected,” says Ram. “As an iconic brand in Philadelphia, I look forward to continuing to build upon its legacy of providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of this region.”

Ram is also a well known advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in communications and beyond, and her thought leadership has been featured by The PR Podcast, the Public Relations and Communications Association, Goodwall and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association.

Ram earned her bachelor's degree from Drexel University and a master of professional studies from Georgetown University in corporate communications and public relations.

About The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC:

Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers,, e-Editions, apps, newsletters and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people.” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder


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