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NPR’s Madhulika Sikka and Friends Celebrate Recently Published Book

photo-2Friends of NPR Executive Editor Madhulika Sikka hosted a very touching book party Wednesday night at Elizabeth’s on L to celebrate the release of Sikka’s first book, A Breast Cancer Alphabet.

In 2010, Sikka was diagnosed with breast cancer and soon faced “the unexpected and minute challenges that make navigating the world of breast cancer all the trickier.” A Breast Cancer Alphabet is Sikka’s reaction to her diagnosis, through her treatment, and beyond.

Accompanied by her husband and two daughters, Sikka thanked her “fantastic doctors,” supportive friends, the NPR science team, her publishers, and her “work husband,” Steve Inskeep, who was also in attendance.

The event was hosted by Sikka’s husband, Jim Millward; ABC News’ Sara Just; Kathryn Kross; Brunswick Group’s Su-Lin Cheng Nichols; NPR’s Michele Norris; and Jill Rosenbaum.

After the jump, see what Andrea Mitchell, Tina Brown, and Cokie Roberts had to say about the book… Read more

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NPR Names Executive and Business Editors

Some new editor assignments at NPR…

Madhulika Sikka, executive producer of Morning Edition, will become Executive Editor in January. She will oversee all desks and reporters, and help set the agenda for the entire News division.

Leading a newly defined Business Desk will be Neal Carruth, as Senior Business Editor. According to a release sent out this morning, since August 2011, Carruth has been running NPR’s election coverage. During campaign season, he established series like Parallel Lives about how the candidates’ lives coincide in striking ways, and Solve This, exploring the major issues facing the next president. In his new role, Carruth will work closely with NPR’s Planet Money team. He steps into this new position at the beginning of December, after the elections.

Fun facts: Carruth started out as an NPR intern in 1999. He has worked on nearly every NPR program and in 2006 was a producer in the Baghdad Bureau.

Congratulations to all.

A Toast to Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon works the room at Local 16.


The Ross Yoon Agency: Jennifer Manguera, Gail Ross, Anna Sproul, and Howard.

About 120 local writers and journos showed up to Local 16 last night to toast editorial director Howard Yoon’s newly promoted role of partner at the Gail Ross literary agency, including Bitch is the New Black author Helena AndrewsPolitics Daily‘s Bonnie Goldstein; WCP‘s Michael Schaffer; NPR’s Miranda Kennedy, Lisa Shepard, and Madhulika Sikka; Sridhar Pappu; WaPo’s Steve Luxenberg, Rachel Weiner, Ylan Mui, and Alexandra Petri; Roll Call’s Emily Heil; HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney, and ABC’s Robin Sproul (mother to the agency’s aforementioned Anna Sproul).

The Gail Ross Literary Agency will change names to The Ross Yoon Agency sometime next week, as soon as their new web site is complete.

Sikka Named EP of “Morning Edition”

Madhulika Sikka has been named Executive Producer of NPR’s Morning Edition. Ms. Sikka joined NPR in 2006 as supervising senior producer of Morning Edition, and was promoted to deputy executive producer in 2008.

Earlier gigs for Sikka include ABC News’ Nightline, World Monitor Television, CBS News and NBC News.