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In a note to newsroom staff, VP for News Programming Sarah Gilbert announced the following staffing update.

Hi everyone,

I am delighted to announce that Shannon Rhoades has been appointed NPR's Senior Editor for Interviews, a new role for the network.

In a note to newsroom staff Senior Washington Editor, Beth Donovan, and Deputy Washington Editor, Shirley Henry, announced this staffing update:

In a note to newsroom staff, Edith Chapin, Executive Editor of NPR News, announced this staffing update:

I am delighted to announce that Shirley Henry will become Chief Washington Editor, leading the Washington desk and the 2020 election campaign coverage. As we further ramp up our election work while staying focused on the current administration, Shirley is poised to lead the team to break stories and provide the daily reporting, enterprise and context that our audience has come to expect.

More than 50 years after Unitarian Reverend James Reeb was murdered during the voting rights movement in Selma, two native Alabamians return to that city to expose the lies that kept his murder from being solved, and uncover a story about guilt, memory, and justice that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

You may recognize Elise from her Gracie award winning video series "Elise Tries" where she seeks out different experiences all across East Asia, from k-pop to pore vacuuming.

In a note to newsroom staff Senior Washington Editor, Beth Donovan, and Deputy Washington Editor, Shirley Henry, announced this staffing update:

Some NPR staff members have been with the NPR family since its beginnings, watching the organization grow and change—and with it, audio storytelling. From Dale Neiburg behind the scenes to Susan Stamberg over the airwaves, each of NPR's longest-serving employees took a moment to speak with us about how radio has changed, why they love the medium, and what first brought them to NPR.

This year, NPR's Education Team challenged teachers and students around the country to turn their classrooms into production studios, their assignments into scripts, and their ideas into sound.

In a note to newsroom staff Senior Vice President for News and Editorial Director, Nancy Barnes, announced this staffing update:

I'm delighted to announce that Sarah Gilbert has been named Vice President for News Programming, a position she has held in an acting capacity for more than a year, effective immediately. This move is overdue, in part, because I am still new to NPR, and I want to thank Sarah for her patience in giving me time to get up to speed.

NPR Work Recognized by Gracie Awards

Apr 16, 2019

For four decades the Gracie Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media and named for radio host Gracie Allen, have honored the achievements of women working in media and the strides made to advance their position in the medium. Today, NPR is proud to announce that NPR reporting has won five Gracie awards:

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