About Articulate

Welcome to Articulate, the EMMY® Award-winning TV show that profiles the world’s smartest, most creative people.

our team

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Jim Cotter

Host & Managing Editor

Jim Cotter is a broadcast journalist and film, TV, and radio producer. He began his career in Ireland in the early 1980s before moving to the UK to work first for BBC Wales and then the BBC World Service. Over the course of his career, he has reported from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. After immigrating to the US in 2001, he was the Arts Editor at WRTI until 2015. There, he created and served as the host and managing editor of the weekly arts and culture radio show Creatively Speaking. The show has been the recipient of several awards and commendations including two Philadelphia A.I.R. (Achievement In Radio) awards, an Associated Press First Prize for radio, and an Excellence in Broadcasting award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. He was also a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge laureate in 2013.

In addition, Jim has produced concert broadcasts for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the Crossing Choir. He has also been an adjunct professor in journalism at Temple University, teaching broadcast documentary.

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Tori Marchiony

Executive Producer & Head Writer

Tori Marchiony is a television producer, writer, and broadcast journalist who is currently the Executive Producer of Articulate. As a teenager, she gained early exposure to the creative industries working for the 501(c)(3) The Philadelphia Songwriters’ Project, interning at local recording studios, and performing with the spoken word poetry collective Babel. In 2014, Marchiony earned a degree in Journalism from Temple University, where she authored several columns for The Temple News. Her writing has also been featured on WRTI, Revzilla.com, Region’s Business, and WHYY.

To date, Marchiony has co-written more than 150 television segments and interviewed dozens of brilliant people. Among them: internationally-acclaimed authors (Daniel Handler, Holly Black, Olivia Laing), musicians (Luke Spiller of The Struts, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah), dancers (Heidi Latsky, Amy Seiwert), and visual artists (Lauren Greenfield, Sara Rahbar, Elliott Erwitt).


Mark Miller

Post-Production Supervisor


Tom Contarino

Production Supervisor


Christine Walden


Nikki Mogar

Production Coordinator

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Emily Davis

Editorial Assistant


Sue Spolan

Social Media & PR Manager

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John Avarese

Audio Mixer