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Kevin Klose

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Kevin KLOSE is president and chief executive officer of National Public Radio

(NPR), America’s premier non-profit news and cultural radio programming service,

with 600 stations and a weekly audience of almost 15 million listeners nationwide. A

former editor and foreign correspondent with The Washington Post, Mr. Klose is

an award-winning author and international broadcasting executive. Prior to joining

NPR, he served as director of US International Broadcasting (1997 to1998); and

was president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) from 1994 to 1997.

Mr. Klose first joined RFE/RL in 1992 as director of Radio Liberty, broadcasting to

the former Soviet Union in its national languages. Prior to RFE/RL, he was an

editor and reporter at The Washington Post for twenty-five years. His various

positions at the newspaper included city editor, Moscow bureau chief, Midwest

correspondent, and deputy national editor. A former Woodrow Wilson National Fellow,

he serves on the Board of The Eurasia Foundation in Washington. He is the author

of Russia and the Russians: Inside the Closed Society, winner of the Overseas

Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award; and co-author of four other books. Mr. Klose

received a B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University.

 

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