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NPR appoints Rodriguez VP and executive editor

August 18, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Eva Rodriguez (Photo: NPR/The Fuller Project)

Eva Rodriguez will join NPR as VP and executive editor on September 11.

In her new role, Rodriguez will spearhead a 200-plus-person newsgathering operation. She will also serve as the senior editorial leader for all of NPR’s platforms, news desks and beats.

Commenting on her new role, she said:

“I have loved and respected NPR since long before I thought of becoming a journalist. It is an honor to join forces with old friends and new colleagues to deliver the essential, the profound and the delightful to the millions who’ve loved NPR for years — and to millions more in the future.

“I look forward to deepening our collaboration with Member stations to produce the kind of indispensable journalism that audiences need and crave.”

Recently, she served as editor-in-chief of the nonprofit newsroom The Fuller Project. Before that, she worked at The Washington Post for more than six years, where she served as editor of the Talent Network, and then as deputy foreign editor.

There, she played a key role in directing teams that won consecutive Overseas Press Club Awards in 2021. In addition, she worked as a legal affairs and Congress editor at The New York Times and as a justice department reporter at The Wall Street Journal.

She began her career at the Miami Review, where her work was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award.

Rodriguez has a B.A. from the University of South Florida.

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