Kelly McBride

Senior Vice President and Chair of Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership
Poynter Institute

Kelly McBride is a journalist, consultant and one of the country’s leading voices on media ethics and democracy. She is senior vice president and chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at The Poynter Institute, where she guides professional news organizations in the best practices for serving citizens, building trust and elevating democracy. She also serves as NPR’s Public Editor. In that role, she and her team listen to audience feedback and hold NPR accountable to their mission to serve the American public. In a previous life, Kelly was a newspaper reporter covering crime and religion. She’s worked as a public editor at ESPN and co-edited the book, The New Ethics of Journalism: Guiding Principles for the 21st Century. She lives with her family in St. Petersburg, FL.

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