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Eva Rodriguez named NPR’s Vice President and Executive Editor


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Eva Rodriguez will be NPR’s Vice President and Executive Editor.
Courtesy of The Fuller Project
Eva Rodriguez will be NPR’s Vice President and Executive Editor. Courtesy of The Fuller Project

NPR’s Senior Vice President for News and Editor in Chief Edith Chapin announced today that after a comprehensive global search, Eva Rodriguez will be NPR’s Vice President and Executive Editor.

In this leadership role Rodriguez will oversee NPR’s global 200-plus-person newsgathering operation including reporters based internationally, across the country and in Washington DC. She will serve as the senior editorial leader for all of NPR’s platforms, news desks and beats, including desk editors, reporters, correspondents and associated production staff.

“Eva’s award-winning journalism career is deep and varied with extensive experience in digital media and a strong commitment to making sure the audience is front and center,” said Chapin. “The breadth and depth of Eva’s experience both in areas covered and organizations she has worked in will serve us well. In addition, she has a terrific sense of humor, which is always welcome.”

“I have loved and respected NPR since long before I thought of becoming a journalist. It is an honor to join forces with old friends and new colleagues to deliver the essential, the profound and the delightful to the millions who’ve loved NPR for years — and to millions more in the future,” added Rodriguez. “I look forward to deepening our collaboration with Member stations to produce the kind of indispensable journalism that audiences need and crave.”

Rodriguez joins NPR from The Fuller Project, a global nonprofit newsroom focusing on coverage of the interconnected issues affecting women, where she was Editor in Chief. Before that she spent 14 years at The Washington Post in various roles, most recently as the deputy foreign editor, overseeing coverage of Ukraine, Afghanistan, the global Covid-19 pandemic, among other important international stories. Rodriguez played a leading role directing teams that won consecutive Overseas Press Club Awards in 2021 for “Losing Control,” a series about violence and corruption in Mexico, and 2022 for the “Africa’s Rising Cities” multimedia storytelling project. Prior to The Washington Post, Rodriguez was Legal Affairs and Congress editor for The New York Times and was a Justice Department reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She started her career at the Miami Review, where her work was recognized as a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award. Rodriguez has edited and reported extensively on global affairs, politics, business, the environment, arts and culture, legal affairs and courts.

About NPR

NPR’s rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of Americans every day — on the air, online, and in person. NPR strives to create a more informed public — one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and cultures. With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists and 17 international bureaus, NPR and its Member organizations are never far from where a story is unfolding. Listeners can find NPR by tuning in to their local Member stations (npr.org/stations), and now it’s easy to listen to our stories on smart speaker devices. Ask your smart speaker to, “Play NPR,” and you’ll be tuned into your local Member station’s live stream. Your speaker can also access NPR podcasts, NPR One, NPR News Now, and the Visual Newscast is available for screened speakers. Get more information at npr.org/about and by following NPR Extra on Facebook, LinkedIn, Threads, and Instagram.


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