NPR’s Keith Woods has been promoted from his current position of Vice President of Newsroom Training and Diversity to the newly created position of Chief Diversity Officer.
NPR CEO John Lansing said, “To elevate and expand the role of diversity in our thinking and in our work, I am promoting Keith Woods to Chief Diversity Officer. Given his decade of service to NPR, working to strengthen our newsroom and the public radio system, he is ideally suited for this role. Keith will be a thought partner to me and the rest of the executive team, helping us set goals and craft a diversity plan that is responsive to – and accountable to – our staff and the public we serve.”
Woods joined NPR in 2010 to lead the organization’s diversity strategy and has worked with the newsroom on a multi-year effort to increase the diversity of sources.