October 16, 2011
Sesame Workshop CEO Takes the Helm at NPR
New job: Gary E. Knell, 57, is the new chief executive of NPR, starting December 1.
Background: Mr. Knell has been chief executive of the Sesame Workshop since 2000, after serving as its chief operating officer. Previously, he was the managing director of Manager Media International, a print and multimedia publishing company in Asia.
Why he’s taking over: Mr. Knell will succeed Vivian Schiller, who resigned in March amid
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