Jim Kane is a Deputy Managing Editor overseeing weekends for NPR News. He guides the editorial and news coverage process to make sure NPR is covering the stories that need to be covered, in a way that's consistent with NPR's mission.
Kane came to NPR in 2016 and was a newscaster and reporter before becoming Deputy Managing Editor. Prior to NPR, he spent nearly two decades at ABC News, including ten years as Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. While there, Kane shared in the ABC News Peabody Award in 2001 for coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks and the ABC News Radio Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in 2014.
The first years of Kane's career were spent working for local radio and cable TV stations WESO, WTAG and WMJX in Massachusetts as an anchor and reporter. He then went to the now-defunct Monitor Radio, where he began as a newscaster, then on to reporter, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, Washington Bureau Chief and finally Chief Political Correspondent.
Kane holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.