Aug 19, 2013 — Knell joined NPR in December 2011. He came after the resignation of Vivian Schiller, who left after two high-profile controversies. Now he's moving to National Geographic for what he says is an opportunity "I could not turn down."
Feb 24, 2012 — Kinsey Wilson, an NPR senior vice president and general manager of NPR Digital Media, is becoming executive vice president and chief content officer. Margaret Low Smith, who has been acting senior vice president for news, is continuing in that role.
Dec 1, 2011 — In the first hour of today's Talk of the Nation: NPR CEO Gary Knell takes questions on the first day on the job. Plus National Book Award winner Nikky Finney. In today's second hour, Richard Branson and his new book Screw Business as Usual. And Don McLean on the origins of "American Pie".
Dec 1, 2011 — He fills the positions that opened earlier this year when controversies led to Vivian Schiller's departure. Today on Talk of the Nation, and later on Twitter, Knell takes questions.
Oct 3, 2011 — Like public libraries and public museums, NPR and its member stations serve important communities and deserve some government support, Gary Knell says. But he also says he will be "creative" in tapping other funding sources.
Oct 2, 2011 — He has led Sesame Workshop for a dozen years. NPR launched the search for a new CEO and president last March, after Vivian Schiller departed following controversies that led the board to conclude she couldn't effectively lead the organization.