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NPR Snags CNN VP Edith Chapin

NPR News has hired longtime CNN vice president and bureau chief Edith Chapin to lead its international coverage. She’ll become Senior Foreign Editor on May 14.

At NPR, Chapin will oversee the strategic direction and daily work of the Foreign Desk and its correspondents based in 17 bureaus around the world as well as a team of editors and reporters here in Washington.

Chapin has spent her career at CNN; since 2007, she’s been vice president and deputy bureau chief in Washington. She started at CNN in 1987 and soon became a field producer, covering the first Gulf War and the U.S. invasion of Panama.

Joining her on the Foreign Desk is Didi Schanche, who is being promoted to Deputy Senior Foreign Editor.

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