NPR - Journalism Seminars - What We Do - Samara

Ellen Weiss

Ellen Weiss, Former Senior Vice President for News

Ms. Weiss is an award-winning broadcast news executive who served as head of the NPR News National Desk and Executive Producer of the top-rated NPR news magazine All Things Considered. She moved into NPR's most senior news management position in April 2007, where she served until January 2011. Ms. Weiss oversees worldwide journalism operations, including 19 domestic and 17 foreign bureaus, which generate more than 40 hours of news programming a week, as well as NPR's award-winning feature investigations and long-form series. NPR projects and investigations that Weiss has worked on have received a host of awards and honours, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and the American Women in Radio and Television Award.

On May 18, 2010, Samara and Massey College hosted a special appearance by Ellen Weiss. A written summary of the event is available here

Videos and summaries of more journalism seminars are available here.