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Next NPR CEO is longtime 'Sesame Street' honcho

October 3, 2011 • Business, National News


FILE – In this May 17, 2010 file photo, Gary E. Knell attends the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards in New York. Knell, the longtime president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will take over leadership of NPR on Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who helped bring “Sesame Street” to a global audience for the past 11 years will take over as president and CEO of NPR, the public radio network announced Sunday.

Gary Knell, the longtime president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will start at NPR on Dec. 1.

Knell succeeds Vivian Schiller, who resigned under pressure in March after a former NPR fundraiser was caught on camera calling the tea Login to read more

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