RD Recap: Edith Chapin Named Executive Editor at NPR; THR Adds Tom Seeley

The latest media hirings and firings.

NPR installs Edith Chapin as executive editor. She had been doing the job in an interim position since Madhulika Sikka left in June. “As NPR’s senior supervising editor of the International Desk, Edith led a team of remarkable journalists during pivotal world events and crises,” NPR svp of news and editorial director Michael Oreskes wrote in a memo. “From conflict in the Middle East to economic developments in South America, Edith and the International team brought powerful storytelling and humanity to every story they have covered. She has led us in opening our bureaus in Seoul and Rio de Janeiro, and bringing NPR listeners new voices from new areas of the world. The work of her team is testament to the excellence she demands every day.”…

The Hollywood Reporter recruits Tom Seeley as senior vice president of digital media. He had been vice president of editorial at NBC Sports Digital… Looks like Kate Glassman Bennett is saying goodbye to Politico, where she had been the KGB File writer. The lesson: D.C. gossip is hard… Tim Alberta moves from National Journal to the National Review, where he’ll be chief political correspondent. He had been senior political correspondent… David Caplan jumps to amNewYork as an editor… Read More