Voices of Experience: Jarl Mohn, CEO of National Public Radio
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Jarl Mohn is President and CEO of NPR, one of the nation’s most trusted sources of news and cultural content. In this capacity, Mohn oversees NPR’s strategy to continue NPR’s mission to create a more informed public by working in partnership with Member stations across the country. Today NPR content reaches: 32 million people who visit npr.org every month, 26 million people who listen to NPR programming every week and listeners who download NPR podcasts 72 million times each month. Mohn’s deep media experience has spanned all media platforms as well as rapid changes in audience trends. He spent almost spent almost 20 years in radio, many as a disc jockey at stations including WNBC in New York. In addition to his on-air work in radio, he served as a programmer, general manager and owner of a group of radio stations. He created E! Entertainment Television, and served as its president and CEO for almost a decade. He is the former executive vice president and general manager of MTV and VH1 where he architected the strategy of long-form programming at the heart of the network today and diversified the networks’ audiences by developing innovative programming around alternative music formats. He was also founding president and CEO of Liberty Digital, a public company that invested in cable networks, the Internet and online businesses.