Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

President, AtlanticLIVE

Margaret Smith is vice president of The Atlantic and president of AtlanticLIVE. She oversees all aspects of The Atlantic’s live events team, which produces more than 100 events each year in Washington, DC, and across the country. Before joining The Atlantic, she was NPR’s senior vice president for news, overseeing that organization’s award-winning news division and the work of nearly 400 broadcast and digital journalists. Smith also spent eleven years as NPR’s vice president for programming, where she developed the live events strategy for the show “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” and oversaw all program acquisitions including “Car Talk” and “Fresh Air.”

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