Ex-NPR news veep Weiss joins Center for Public Integrity

New York Times || Center for Public Integrity

Ellen Weiss, who resigned as NPR senior vice president of news in January after the Juan Williams firing controversy, has been named executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity. She'll oversee the CPI's domestic investigations and editorial staff. Weiss tells Tanzina Vega she spent the summer exploring job opportunities in media and non-media outlets before taking the CPI job. “I wanted to be working somewhere that was empowering the public with high quality trusted information.” CPI executive director William Buzenberg says of Weiss: “I have always been impressed but the way she led and her selection of stories and ideas." She starts her new job on Oct. 3.

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