This morning we learned that NPR President and CEO, Gary Knell, will be leaving NPR for a new position as CEO at the National Geographic Society. We are sad to see Gary leave NPR – he was a strong CEO and a solid friend of Wyoming Public Media. We’re glad that he is joining the National Geographic Society – another organization whose mission is to educate and enlighten people everywhere.
Gary’s leadership will have a profound impact on public radio and media. Here are some comments from our Industry partners:
NPR’s new President and CEO is Gary Knell, who took over duties at the network earlier this month. Knell took over at NPR after serving as theCEO of Sesame Workshop – a collaborative, multimedia organization that maximizes the educational power of media to help children and families reach their highest potential. He takes over at NPR at a time when the network is still trying to get off the political hot seat. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck. Listen to the interview: URLs for gk.mp3: