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NPR business editor Gogoi named acting ME for daily report

October 7, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Pallavi Gogoi

In a note to newsroom staff, NPR senior vice president for news Nancy Barnes and executive editor Terry Samuels made the following announcement:

We have asked Pallavi Gogoi to take on more responsibility in helping manage NPR’s daily news report for the next few months. She will assume the title of Acting Managing Editor-Daily Report. Working with Managing Editors Vickie Walton-James and Gerry Holmes, Pallavi will focus on running the day, a job that has bounced around among many for several months. We are happy to have it in Pallavi’s capable hands.

Pallavi assumes her new role October 17, and will report to Executive Editor Terence Samuel.

Under her leadership, the Business Desk has been a small but mighty engine of ideas, ambition, and innovation. We are excited to have her bring her mobile-first energy and expertise to the daily report with the goal of growing the NPR audience.

By her own description, news flows through Pallavi’s veins. Her journalistic mission is bringing “deeper understanding of news events and explaining the consequences of actions of those in power and their impact on the everyday lives of people.”

Her work has been recognized with many awards, including Edward R. Murrow, Gracies, National Headliners, Scripps Howard First Amendment, SABEW, New York Press Club and the Newswomen’s Club of New York, among others. Pallavi has taught journalism at Columbia University and was named Ferris visiting professor of journalism at Princeton University for Spring 2023.

Before joining NPR as Chief Business Editor, Pallavi was a senior editor at CNN, and served either as correspondent or reporter at the Associated Press, USA Today, Business Week magazine and Dow Jones.

Pallavi was born and raised in India. She grew up in a small town called Shillong, nestled in the mountains of northeast India, where the aroma of pine trees fills the crisp air. She graduated from Delhi University, with a master’s degree in English Literature from Hindu College, and a bachelor’s degree from SGTB Khalsa College. She speaks five languages.

We will launch a search for her replacement, which will be posted soon. Deputy Business Editor Emily Kopp will temporarily helm the Business Desk until we hire a replacement, and Pallavi will help her during the transition period.

Please join us in celebrating Pallavi in her new role.

Nancy and Terry

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