EVP/Chief Content Officer Kinsey Wilson Exiting NPR
October 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM (PT)
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO EVP/Chief Content Officer KINSEY WILSON is exiting NPR after 6 years, the network is reporting. SVP of Strategy LOREN MAYOR is being named COO to take over some of WILSON's duties.
In a memo to staff, CEO JARL MOHN said that WILSON "is widely credited with positioning NPR as a leader in the digital space, building editorial excellence and growing audience across platforms. Under his leadership, NPR's news and cultural coverage has flourished and been recognized with numerous broadcast and digital journalism awards. He championed NPR's investigative reporting, led the development of new areas of editorial focus including CODE SWITCH, expanded education and global health coverage, and created NPR's new Culture and Identity unit."
WILSON joined NPR in 2008 from USA TODAY. His departure is the latest in a string of announced executive exits from the network, including Exec. Editor/News Programming ELLEN MCDONNELL and VP/News MARGARET LOW SMITH.