Eric Marrapodi Eric Marrapodi is Vice President for News Programming at NPR.
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Eric Marrapodi

Vice President, News Programming

Eric Marrapodi is Vice President for News Programming at NPR. In this role, he oversees the news magazine shows, the podcasts Up First, Consider This, NPR News Now, the Newscast division and the Network Booking and Specials team.

During his time at NPR, Marrapodi has worked on the management team at Morning Edition and was the lead producer of live special coverage of special events for political coverage and overseeing the network booking team. He innovated many new approaches to NPR's special coverage, including expanding to video interviews and Twitter Spaces.

Before coming to NPR, Marrapodi was the senior producer in Washington for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, overseeing all of the Washington editorial and production needs for the show. He previously worked at CNN, where he was part of their Emmy Award-winning election coverage as well as the co-creator of the Belief blog, which focused on faith and values.

Marrapodi has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Quinnipiac University and a master's degree in religious studies from Georgetown University.

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