Last night, NPR Vice President Bill Marimow stepped down from his position and will become the ombudsman (replacing Jeffrey Dvorkin). NPR has not picked Marimow’s replacement yet. (Marimow had replaced now-Capitol Leader-employee Bruce Drake a year ago). This big change comes on the heels of September’s big change, when NPR announced Ken Stern as their new CEO.
“Staff members at NPR said Marimow had clashed with his immediate boss, head of programming Jay Kernis, about the scope and nature of his responsibilities, and that Kernis accepted his resignation. The specific nature of their disagreement was unclear. Marimow was in Boston and could not be reached for comment.”