Report: NPR Suspends Search For New SVP/News
March 29, 2011 at 4:26 AM (PT)
THE HILL is reporting that NPR has suspended its search for a new SVP/News to replace the departed ELLEN WEISS until a new permanent CEO has been hired.
The paper says that an email from Interim CEO JOYCE SLOCUM to staff said that the decision to stop looking for a replacement for WEISS, who was forced to resign in JANUARY in the wake of JUAN WILLIAMS' firing, was made after consulting with the network's search advisory committee.
"I know that we all want to fill these roles as quickly as possible with permanent leadership," the e-mail said, "At the same time, I think we all want to follow the best possible process for each of these enormously important hiring decisions. This approach will help accomplish both objectives."