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Ken Stern Named NPR CEO; Klose Remains President

Ken Stern Named NPR CEO; Klose Remains President

Ken Stern, who has served as executive vice president of NPR for seven years, becomes chief executive officer on Oct. 1.
The NPR board, which approved the decision, cited Stern for playing a key role in NPR’s growth in audience, journalism and new media platforms over the past seven years.
Stern has directed the senior management team and overseen NPR’s day-to-day operations. In his new role, he assumes all management leadership of the company.
Kevin Klose, who joined NPR as president and chief executive officer in December 1998, will continue as president and as member of the NPR board. As president, Klose will develop a new initiative for NPR and public radio designed to strengthen financial resources.
Both Stern and Klose will report to the board.