Nancy Barnes

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.