John Lansing, NPR CEO

Who is the NPR CEO? John Lansing Profile


NPR’s search for a new CEO is finally over! John Lansing, a media executive with government broadcast and cable television experience, has been named by NPR’s board to succeed its current chief, Jarl Mohn who announced the plan to step down after his 5-Year term ended.

John Lansing – Quick Profile

NPR Start Date: Mid October, 2020
Age: 62, Born on July 31, 1957, in Minneapolis
Family Status:  Married with 4 Children (Jean Rausch Lansing)

Current /Former Roles:

  • Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
  • CEO of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing
  • President of Scripps Networks
  • Senior Vice President for Television in the broadcasting division of the E.W. Scripps Company
  • Held senior management positions at Scripps-owned affiliates, including WEWS TV in Cleveland, Ohio and WXYZ TV in Detroit, Michigan
  • Early in his career – Award-winning Photojournalist and Field Producer, Assignment Manager, Managing Editor, and News Director at several television stations

Video Snippet
2016 – John Lansing leading a moderated a discussion with the members of the International Media Coordinating Council (ICC) about a unified strategy for the future.

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