President and CEO, NPR
Gary Knell is president and CEO of NPR where he leads NPR's worldwide media operations, which include the partnership with 900 public radio stations. He oversees the fiscal, operational, and journalistic integrity of NPR and leads its philanthropic efforts. With a career in public media spanning nearly three decades, Knell served as CEO of Sesame Workshop for 12 years before joining NPR in 2011. He sits on the boards of several organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations and National Geographic Education Foundation.