For immediate release
September 9, 1999

NPRŽ Appoints New Executive Vice President

WASHINGTON, DC — Kevin Klose, President and CEO of National Public RadioŽ (NPRŽ), announced today that Kenneth P. Stern has been named as Executive Vice President. In this position, Mr. Stern will be responsible for overseeing, directing and coordinating the activities of the senior management team.

"Ken will be a wonderful asset to our team, as he brings a wealth of experience and skills from the news and broadcast industry and the legal and legislative field," said Klose. "Ken will play a key role in helping me achieve the goals and objectives of NPR as America's leading public radio network."

Stern has been with the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau in Washington, D.C. for the past three years, initially as Senior Advisor and Consultant to the Director before acting as Director of Affiliate Relations, Research and Media Training. In his positions, Stern had management responsibilities for all the subsidiaries of the International Broadcasting Bureau—Voice of America, Radio & TV Marti and Worldnet TV—supervising the offices of Engineering, Affiliate Relations, Research and Media Training, Policy, Business Development and External Affairs.

Prior to his tenure at the International Broadcasting Bureau, Stern was Chief Counsel for the 53rd Presidential Inaugural Committee, Deputy General Counsel for the Clinton/Gore 1996 Campaign, and Management and Legal Consultant for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich and Prague.

Stern holds a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and a B.A. in International Science from Haverford College. He was Phi Beta Kappa and the recipient of the Harold Kurzman Prize in Political Science. Stern lives in Washington, D.C. National Public Radio, a membership organization of 607 public radio stations nationwide, produces and distributes the award-winning programs All Things Considered®, Talk of the Nation®, Weekend Edition® and NPR's Performance Today®. Renowned for its journalistic excellence and providing standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, NPR serves a growing audience of 14 million Americans each week. NPR also distributes programs to radio, satellite and cable listeners in Europe, Asia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via the USEN 440 cable service.