NPR Pres./CEO Gary E. Knell To Exit
August 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM (PT)
NPR Pres./CEO GARY E. KNELL will exit the network this FALL to become Pres./CEO of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. KNELL, who joined the network in 2011, will remain with NPR until then while it looks for his successor.
“GARY and the management team have worked effectively to strengthen NPR as a world-class media organization, technological innovator and industry leader,” said KIT JENSEN, Chairman of the Board. “NPR has built a firm foundation for providing the highest quality journalism and programming. We will be working closely with GARY over the next few months, and deeply appreciate the lasting impact he has made."
KNELL, in a letter to employees, said he made the decision after “a great deal of personal reflection ... NPR is and will always be a beacon of journalistic integrity, commitment and courage. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you.”