Knell To Head National Geographic Society

NPR President, Former Sesame Workshop Head Will Move to New Post in Fall 8/19/2013 8:27 AM Eastern


 Gary Knell, most recently president of NPR and before that head of TV kids production company Sesame Workshop, is heading to National Geographic.


Knell will become president and CEO of the National Geographic Society this fall, in the meantime continuing to work with the NRP boad on the transition to a successor.


The move puts Knell back in the TV business via the society's films and TV productions, which have aired on PBS and Fox, and the Nat Geo cable channel (co-owned with Fox).


Knell has headed NPR since 2011.


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