CNN's Edith Chapin Joining NPR As Senior Foreign Editor
March 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM (PT)
CNN VP and WASHINGTON Deputy Bureau Chief EDITH CHAPIN is joining NPR as Senior Foreign Editor, effective MAY 14th. CHAPIN, who was with CNN since 1987 and has been VP and Deputy Bureau Chief since 2007, will oversee the network's Foreign Desk in WASHINGTON and correspondents based in 17 bureaus worldwide.
In addition, Foreign Desk Editor DIDI SCHANCHE is being upped to Deputy Senior Foreign Editor. SCHANCHE has been on the Foreign Desk since 2001 and is a former EAST AFRICA Correspondent and MIDDLE EAST editor for the AP.
"We're thrilled to have EDITH on board," said NPR NEWS SVP MARGARET LOW SMITH. "She brings a critical constellation of skills to this job: leadership, editorial heft and a deep understanding of the world. EDITH and DIDI will be an unbeatable team and will lead our foreign coverage to even greater heights."