Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn has been named NPR's new CEO/President by the organization's board of directors. Mohn currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. He is also on the boards of KPCC Southern California Public Radio and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
NPR Board of Directors Chairman Kit Jensen said Mohn has "an ability to find nuanced and new ideas." He is scheduled to start at NPR on July 1.
With his new position, Mohn returns to radio, as he spent almost two decades on the air before joining MTV as an executive in 1986. He later became President/CEO of E!, and at one point spent time on the board of XM Radio.
Mohn will be NPR's fifth permanent or acting CEO since January 2009, following a procession of executives who served relatively short tenures.