Ellen Weiss Becomes Executive Director at the Center for Public Integrity

Ellen Weiss (class of ‘77) has recently been named as the executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity, one of the largest non-profit investigative news organizations in the country after leaving NPR earlier in the year.



Ellen will be responsible for the CPI’s editorial staff as well as overseeing the organization’s domestic investigations. Earlier in the year Ellen left her position at National Public Radio, where she had worked for nearly three decades, including twelve years as executive producer of All Things Considered, one of NPR’s most popular programs.

She ultimately became the senior vice president of news, managing a team of over 400 people, and NPR had a significant increase in the number of weekly programs, regular listeners and unique website visits during her tenure, a level of success that she hopes to repeat at CPI.

In the months between leaving NPR and beginning at CPI, Ellen has been working as a consultant at the Pew Research Center.

Ellen is clearly excited about her new opportunity, saying “It is an honor to be joining this remarkable group of investigative journalists in one of America’s most respected independent news organizations.”

You can read more about Ellen’s new position here.