May 9, 2007
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EDUARDO HAUSER NAMED TO NPR BOARD OF DIRECTORS




May 7, 2007; Washington, D.C. - Media executive and entrepreneur Eduardo Hauser has joined the NPR Board of Directors, it was announced by Tim Eby, Chairman of the Board.

Hauser, who formerly held executive positions at AOL, Venevision and the Cisneros Group of Companies, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of DailyMe (www.dailyme.com) a new news service that provides personalized media content from thousands of sources for consumers.

"We are delighted to welcome Eduardo to our Board and to the public radio community," said Eby. "His wealth of knowledge, skill and experience in both established and new media will be extremely valuable as NPR continues to actively expand its public service on all platforms."

Hauser has been appointed for a three-year term and attended the NPR Board of Directors meeting last week in Washington, D.C.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Hauser brings nearly two decades of experience in media and technology to his new role. He was Executive Vice President of AOL Latin America. He also was Managing Director of the Cisneros Group of Companies and Vice President of News and Information for Cisneros' Venevision, the world's second largest producer of Spanish language programming. Hauser founded DailyMe in 2005. It is a soon-to-launch free news service that combines the top attributes of online newspapers, news portals and traditional print media, and aggregates and customizes content from more than 3200 sources including licensed, syndicated and user-generated outlets.

Hauser also serves on the Journalism Advisory Board of the Knight Foundation and the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law.

The NPR Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the media organization. It sets policies and priorities of NPR management, monitors performance and provides financial oversight. For more information, please visit http://www.npr.org/about/people/board.html