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Eric Marrapodi named Vice President for News Programming

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NPR is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive internal and external search, Eric Marrapodi will be the Vice President for News Programming effective immediately.

ďEric is a creative and thoughtful journalist, just the person we want making sure our audience is well served now and in the years ahead,Ē said NPRís Interim SVP of News and Editorial Director Edith Chapin.

ďItís an amazing team at NPR. Iím grateful for the opportunity to do public service journalism at the highest level alongside everyone here. Iím looking forward to the challenge,Ē said Marrapodi.

In his nearly four years at NPR, Marrapodi has worked on the management team at Morning Edition before taking on the lead producing role of live special coverage of special events for political coverage as well as overseeing the network booking team. He has been an ardent advocate of trying new approaches to special coverage, including video interviews and the use of Twitter spaces as venues to generate a wider audience for our editorial work.

Before coming to NPR, Marrapodi was the Senior Producer in Washington for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, overseeing all of the Washington editorial and production needs for the show. He previously worked at CNN, where he was part of their Emmy Award-winning election coverage as well as the co-creator of the Belief blog, focused on faith and values.

Marrapodi has a Bachelorís degree in Broadcast Journalism from Quinnipiac University as well as a Masterís degree in Religious Studies from Georgetown University.

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