For immediate release
March 21, 2000


Susan Feeney Joins NPR's Morning Edition
as Senior Editor

National Public Radio has appointed Susan Feeney, one of America's top journalists, as the new Senior Editor for Morning Edition. In this position, she will be responsible for overseeing the editorial content of the Morning Edition broadcast. Feeney will assume her new role on April 16, 2000.

"Susan is a true Renaissance woman. Her eclectic interests are a perfect match for Morning Edition. She has energy, drive and an insatiable curiosity," says Ellen McDonnell, Executive Producer for Morning Edition. "She brings editorial acumen as evidenced by her award-winning coverage as National political reporter at the Dallas Morning News."

Susan Feeney brings almost twenty years of news experience to Morning Edition. She began reporting for The New Orleans Times Picayune in the early 1980's covering city hall, as well as national government and politics, including the 1988 presidential race.

Since 1989, Feeney has been with The Dallas Morning News, holding a variety of positions including Washington reporter, White House and National political reporter. She has won numerous awards for her reporting on her 1995 series "Voting Rights. The Next Generation" including the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Enterprise Reporting; the Raymond Clapper for Washington Reporting; and the Texas Headliners Award for Government Reporting. In 1998 Feeney won the Katie Award for Government Reporting for her investigative series "Hidden Danger: The Debate Over Land Mines."

Susan Feeney has also appeared on a variety of television and radio programs and networks including, Washington Week in Review, CBS's Face the Nation, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, BBC television and radio, C-SPAN, Radio America, KERA-FM Dallas and others.

She has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow since 1993, lecturing for a week each year at a different liberal arts college.

With a B.S. degree in newspaper journalism and a minor in political science, Susan Feeney graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1983.

Renowned for its journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information, and cultural programming, NPR serves a growing audience of 14.6 million Americans each week via 625 public radio stations. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwidesm, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.