Margaret Low Smith is leaving NPR to join The Atlantic as its vice president and president of AtlanticLive, the magazine’s events division.
Smith, who first came to NPR in 1982, most recently served as its senior VP of news; a role she held since 2011.
“Margaret is a newsroom leader who understands the high editorial and product standards we strive to meet every day,” said Bob Cohn, president and chief operating officer of The Atlantic, in a statement. “Her many successes at NPR have been the result of her creativity, strategic intelligence, and business rigor.”
Smith is succeeding Elizabeth Baker Keffer, the founding president of AtlanticLive.