Ellen Weiss is a journalist and three-time Peabody Award winner. She joined National Public Radio (NPR) in 1982, eventually running the NPR News national desk and serving as executive producer of the NPR News magazine All Things Considered. She was named NPR vice president for news in April 2007 and held that post until January 2011.
April 24, 2014
Ellen Weiss is vice president and bureau chief for E.W. Scripps Company’s multimedia news bureau. She joins Jeff from Washington DC to discuss podcasting’s new frontiers in journalism. They talk about Ellen’s distinguished career in news at NPR and the Center for Public Integrity and how that led to her taking over Scripps’ digital newsroom. Then she explains the strategy behind Scripps’s acquisition of the DecodeDC podcast–founded and hosted by former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook–and reveals what she thinks is the most exciting thing happening in podcasting today.