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NPR Shakes Up Newsroom

Edith Chapin and Terence Samuel move to new roles

Edith Chapin (Credit: Stephen Voss/NPR)

 NPR’s Senior Vice President for News and Editorial Director Nancy Barnes has announced that two members of her team are moving to new roles within the newsroom.

Edith Chapin has been named vice president and executive editor at large. She will focus on fundraising initiatives related to NPR’s news priorities while remaining “rooted in the newsroom.”

“Chapin, who has led the network’s newsgathering teams for the past seven years, has a unique skill set as a top editorial leader with experience in philanthropy, both at NPR and elsewhere,” said NPR.

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Terence Samuel (Credit: Stephen Voss/NPR)

Terence Samuel will move permanently into the role of vice president and executive editor, leading NPR’s news gathering teams, effective immediately.

“He has been filling this role admirably for the last three months during a relentless pace of news including the war in Ukraine, the SCOTUS leak, the racist shootings in Buffalo and more.”

Samuel joined NPR from the Washington Post as a deputy managing editor for news in 2017. As a reporter and editor, he covered national politics for two decades. He was promoted to managing editor in 2019.

“I want to thank Edith and Terry for their exemplary editorial leadership, especially through the pandemic and the most tumultuous news cycle some of us have seen in our lifetimes,” said Barnes.