NPR Appoints Kinsey Wilson Chief Content Officer, Margaret Low Smith To Lead NPR News As SVP
February 24, 2012 at 6:19 AM (PT)
NPR Pres./CEO GARY KNELL has announced a new executive structure to "create a shared vision and greater alignment across all content areas." Leading this collaborative strategy will be KINSEY WILSON, who has been promoted to the new role of EVP/Chief Content Officer. He will set the direction and oversee the operations for all of NPR’s content areas: news, programming and digital media. MARGARET LOW SMITH will permanently lead NPR News as SVP, a position she has been acting in since JANUARY 2011. These changes are effective immediately.
"This is a time of great opportunity for NPR and our Member stations," said KNELL. "In KINSEY and MARGARET, we have two journalists, strategists and leaders with a keen understanding of the craft that distinguishes NPR -- and how we must continue to innovate and evolve. Our collective aim is to work with stations to become an unrivaled leader in news and cultural coverage that reaches all Americans, no matter how they tune in."
Additionally, ERIC NUZUM, who has served as Acting VP/Programming since JANUARY 2011, will officially move into that role. He will continue to lead program innovation and development; oversee the relationships with NPR's 17 acquired programs such as FRESH AIR, SNAP JUDGMENT and CAR TALK; and manage NPR's international and satellite services.
KNELL also announced an expanded role for KEITH WOODS, VP/Diversity in News & Operations. WOODS will broaden his collaborative work with Member stations to support public radio's push for greater diversity in its audience, staffing and content.