This weekend was a big one at NPR – Snuffleupagus size I would say – not only are we TOUT-ing a new CEO, but a Big Birdie also told me there has been some incredible media coverage of NPR this week. Bert and Ernie jokes aside, check out the latest from NPR In the News:
- Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards announced Sunday the selection of Gary Knell as NPR's new CEO, and Poynter, New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN and others all featured the story. Follow what the new boss is up to on Twitter here: @NPRgaryknell
- Audie Cornish is named Boston Magazine's "Person of Interest." Don't miss her profile in the October Issue, where the Weekend Edition Sunday host talks about her days as a boom box-toting kid in Boston.
- NPR's Foreign Correspondent Deborah Amos was featured on PBS NewsHour last night, talking with Ray Suarez about the mounting violence in Syria from her post in Beirut:
- C-SPAN Washington Journal guest host Libby Casey cited Ken Rudin's column "Mad at the Democrats and Republicans? Don't Count on a Third Party" in an interview about Eliot Akerman's new group, Americans Elect.
- The Daily Beast highlighted Steve Inskeep's work this week in an interview about his new book, Instant City and the host's time in Pakistan.
- The rock band Radiohead gave a big "I Heart NPR" shout out this week when the group sampled both Tom Ashbrook and On Point in their live studio performance on The Colbert Report last week.