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NPR Names Eric Marrapodi as VP of News Programming


Eric Marrapodi
Eric Marrapodi

NPR appoints Eric Marrapodi as Vice President for News Programming, effective immediately. 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. Before coming to NPR, Marrapodi was the Senior Producer in Washington for "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt." He previously worked at CNN, where he was part of its election coverage as well as the co-creator of the Belief blog.

"Eric is a creative and thoughtful journalist, just the person we want making sure our audience is well served now and in the years ahead," said NPR interim SVP of News and Editorial Director Edith Chapin.

"It's an amazing team at NPR. I'm grateful for the opportunity to do public service journalism at the highest level alongside everyone here. I'm looking forward to the challenge," added Marrapodi.

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