Brooke Gladstone is best known for the …pause…that Bob Garfield inserts before mentioning her name in the credits for On the Media. Among her other accomplishments, she was an NPR Moscow–based reporter, its first media reporter, senior editor of NPR's All Things Considered, and the senior editor of Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. As the years progress, she grows ever more senior.
Gladstone is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and many others you tend to collect if you hang out in public radio long enough. She is also the author of The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal, and among the "10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction" by The Atlantic.