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For immediate release
August 7, 2001
NPR: Laura Gross,
202-513-2304
lgross@npr.org

New Executive Producer For All Things Considered®

WASHINGTON, DC-NPR® has named Jonathan Kern executive producer for All Things Considered, public radio's most-listened-to afternoon news program. In his new role, which takes effect September 3, Kern will supervise the preparation of each broadcast, managing a staff of 20 journalists.

Kern brings 17 years of broad and diversified experience in radio to the position. He began his career at Voice of America (VOA), where he was a board operator, reporter, editor, producer, studio director, anchor and executive producer. Just before coming to NPR, Kern helped launch a new VOA program, Stateside, that reported on political and cultural affairs in the U.S.

As senior editor of All Things Considered for five years, Kern was responsible for editing stories and introductions for the show. During 2000, Kern served as senior supervisory editor of the national news desk. In January 2001, he became the executive producer for news staff training at NPR.

Kern earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, and attended graduate classes at Yale University. He succeeds Ellen Weiss, who was named senior editor of the national news desk.