The day Tiffani Horn’s mother, brother and a family friend were found murdered, her father, Motown engineer Lawrence Horn, had a solid alibi – he was on the other side of the country. And while the multi-state surveillance and wiretaps helped build a case, it wasn’t until detectives stumbled into a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, that police suddenly had what they called "a blueprint for the murders." Hit Man is a story about the engineer behind some of Motown’s greatest hits, and a hit on a family. It’s about an elusive author, a fringe publisher and a daughter’s journey to find beauty in the ashes. Reported and hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris, series debuts June 13th.
Jasmyn Morris is the Executive Editor for StoryCorps. She oversees development and production of the StoryCorps podcast in addition to her role as host, and also provides editorial guidance for StoryCorps' weekly broadcast series on NPR. In 2011, she was part of the team that won the 71st George Foster Peabody Award for the StoryCorps 9/11 collection. She began her radio career in 2006, as a reporter for a local NPR station in Central New York, where she covered nearly 20 counties. Her sound-rich feature stories earned her 40 New York State Associated Press and local press club awards. Her work has aired on dozens of public radio stations across the country, on national programs like All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Latino USA, as well as podcast networks like Midroll. When she's not making podcasts, she's playing with her band or spending time on her twin sister's farm sanctuary. Jasmyn hails from upstate, NY, where she lives with her husband and two cats.