Michael Oreskes Named NPR News Chief

He has plenty of news experience.

Michael Oreskes has been named NPR’s senior VP of news and editorial director. Oreskes comes to NPR from the AP, where had most recently served as VP and senior managing editor. He had been with the AP since 2008.

Prior to his time with the AP, Oreskes served as The International Herald Tribune’s executive editor for three years. He also spent four years with The New York Times as deputy managing editor and assistant managing editor.

In related news, NPR has promoted Chris Turpin to VP, news.