Ellen Weiss

The Center for Public Integrity

Weiss oversaw the Center’s domestic investigations and editorial staff as the Center's Executive Editor between late 2011 and February 2013. She was formerly senior vice president of news at NPR. There Weiss managed 36 bureaus, more than 400 U.S. and international staffers and a $75 million budget. Under Weiss’ leadership, the audience for NPR.org grew from four million unique monthly visitors in 2006 to 12 million in 2010. During that timeframe she also oversaw a 10 percent growth in audience for NPR’s news programs to more than 27 million weekly listeners. During her time leading NPR news, it won a multitude of prestigious awards, including Peabody Awards, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, Robert F. Kennedy Awards, George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards, and Overseas Press Club Awards among others.