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A new leader for NPR Training

We’re very excited to announce that we have a new leader for the NPR Training team. Keith Woods, currently NPR’s Vice President of Diversity, will take on a new, expanded role as Vice President of Newsroom Training and Diversity. He joins our existing team of four and will bolster our mission to elevate the quality of public media storytelling. 

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Keith brings a great mix of experience to our team. He has worked in journalism for nearly 40 years. He was a sportswriter, news reporter, city editor and editorial writer at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He moved to the Poynter Institute — where he trained journalists, students and college professors — and ultimately became Dean of Faculty.

Since he came to NPR seven years ago, he has worked closely with both the newsroom and Member stations on issues of diversity — from hiring to sourcing and storytelling. His new assignment is a sign of the importance NPR places on training throughout the public media system.

Please join us in congratulating Keith on Twitter — and keep an eye out for great things to come by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on Twitter and Facebook.


Alison MacAdam was a Senior Editorial Specialist with the NPR Training team, where she focused on audio storytelling. Prior to that, she edited All Things Considered.