“CBS This Morning” interviewed Don for a November 9 segment on Audible’s recently opened Innovation Cathedral, spotlighting the company’s 12-year focus on Newark’s turnaround.
“Everyone in America loves a comeback story. Being part of it actually has a real lot of meaning,” Don said. “The fact that so many people want to work here is justification enough to continue to try to help the city.”
The piece highlighted Audible’s commercialization of the first digital audio player and Project Listen Up, which provides all Newark Public Schools students and teachers a free year of Audible listening. Customer care agent Aiyonnah Post spoke to CBS about finding a job at Audible after living in a local homeless shelter, and the segment also included Nicole Ransome, a Newark native and former high school intern who now works on Audible’s content team.
“They help me shape my future now by investing in their training, their hiring, their programs,” Post said. “Everything they’ve done has helped me achieve what I am today.”