Michael Oreskes Named SVP/News, Editorial Dir. At NPR
March 19, 2015 at 11:02 AM (PT)
NPR has named THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VP/Sr. Managing Editor MICHAEL ORESKES as SVP/News and Editorial Dir, effective APRIL 27th. ORESKES, who fills the slot left open when MARGARET LOW-SMITH resigned last year as SVP/News to move to THE ATLANTIC, is a former NEW YORK TIMES Deputy Managing Editor and INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE Exec. Editor.
NPR Pres./CEO JARL MOHN said, "MIKE was selected from a large group of exceptional journalists from around the world. He brings a unique perspective on how to cover the most important stories of the day and an understanding of the issues that are being overlooked or not reported well. MIKE's experience at the AP will be an invaluable asset in working with the more than 200 newsrooms and 1,500 reporters at our member stations. His deep experience in international coverage, digital platforms and adapting to fast changes in news consumption will help ensure that NPR remains a vital news organization, engaging new audiences in new ways, for years to come."
ORESKES said, "In the current competitive media landscape, the intersection of newsgathering and storytelling creates the opportunity for a media company to build its audience by grabbing their attention with stories told in creative new ways. NPR NEWS is uniquely poised to become even more relevant to its passionate listeners. I am thrilled and honored to join NPR NEWS."
Interim NPR NEWS chief CHRIS TURPIN remains on board as VP/News. TURPIN, with NPR since 2000, was previously Exec. Producer of "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED."