Edith Chapin

Senior International Editor, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Edith Chapin is the acting executive editor of NPR News. In this role, which she assumed in 2015, she oversees all desks and reporters, and helps set the agenda for the entire News Division. Previously, Ms. Chapin was the senior supervising editor of the NPR News International Desk. She managed a team of correspondents based outside the United States committed to bringing listeners dynamic stories of the world's people, politics, economy, and culture. Prior to joining NPR in 2012, she spent 25 years at CNN and worked her way up from intern to bureau chief to vice president. Most recently, Ms. Chapin was the vice president and deputy bureau chief of CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau, where her strategic editorial and management responsibility included oversight of the 2009 presidential transition coverage and daily coverage of the White House and Capitol Hill. As CNN's deputy bureau chief and managing editor in New York from 1997-2004, she directed the network's editorial coverage during a crucial time in the city's recent history, which included the 2003 blackout, the new millennium, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She was the first to alert the network that a plane at hit the World Trade Center on 9/11. Her work has been recognized with the journalism industry's highest honors, including a 2005 George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She contributed to Covering Catastrophe (Bonus Books, 2002), a book recounting the events of 9/11 in an oral history format. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations sits on the board of The Masters School. She holds a B.Sc. in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.