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NPR Names Edith Chapin Senior VP Of News.


Edith Chapin gets the official nod as Senior VP of News at NPR. She has been serving in the role on an interim basis since November 2022 following the departure of Senior VP of News and Editorial Director Nancy Barnes.


“Edith is a tremendous news leader: she has the news judgment to guide our storytelling, believes in the power of NPR’s mission, has worked closely with Member station newsrooms, and has the global vision to bring international, national, and local stories to our audiences across all platforms,” CEO John Lansing said in a release. “Under her leadership as interim head of News, NPR’s newsroom has excelled covering the war in Ukraine, ever-changing public health concerns, natural disasters of all kinds, and more.”


Chapin came to NPR in 2012 to lead the International Desk. She most recently had been serving as VP/Executive Editor at Large. From 2017-2019, Chapin led the public media group’s efforts to build a collaborative journalism network with NPR Member stations. Previously, she was the VP and Executive Editor of News. Prior to joining NPR, Chapin spent 25 years at CNN and worked her way up from intern to Bureau Chief, to VP.


“It is a privilege to work every day with superb journalists who report, tell stories, and provide moments of joy that are useful and relevant to audiences navigating a complex and dynamic world,” Chapin remarked.

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