Kevin Klose

President and CEO of National Public Radio, came to public radio in 1998 with a background in print journalism as a reporter and editor for The Washington Post, and in radio journalism as head of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.


Oasis in the desert

A conversation with Kevin Klose, President of the American National Public Radio

National Public Radio (NPR) is the closest thing in the US to a European state-run media network, although it’s neither state-run nor a media network. It was created in 1970 as a non-profit corporation to produce radio programs “in the public interest.” In this interview, Klose speaks about public radio that, with its emphasis on fact-based journalism, offers an alternative from the steady stream of sensationalist, right-wing talk-shows available on private radio.