Nick Charles to be NPR’s new Culture Editor

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In a note to newsroom staff, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Edith Chaplin announced the following update:

I am happy to report that Nick charles will be NPR’s new culture editor. Nick has had a varied career in many aspects of journalism, ranging from a foreign correspondent covering Operation Restore Hope in Somalia to the Daily News popular culture and arts writer to the People’s staff writer. He was also editor-in-chief at AOL Black Voices, then vice president of digital content at BET.com. He was most recently Managing Director of Word in Black, a collaboration of 10 black-owned media outlets. He is co-author of the forthcoming book Say Their Names: How Black Lives Came to Matter in America and editor and spokesperson for the Save Journalism Project. Nick is fluent in Spanish, which doesn’t help his rabid fanaticism for FC Barcelona (take it with him, not with me, please).

Nick will be based in New York City, but as soon as we get back to the office, he will be spending weeks in the DC newsroom familiarizing himself with the field and will be regularly present in Washington and NPR West in the future. It will start on October 25. Please join me in welcoming him NPR.

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