Ellen Weiss

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Ellen Weiss
Born (1959-01-30) January 30, 1959 (age 56)
Westchester, NY
Alma mater Smith College
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) David Saperstein

Ellen Weiss (born January 30, 1959) is a journalist and three-time Peabody Award winner. She joined National Public Radio (NPR) in 1982,[1] eventually running the NPR News national desk[2] and serving as executive producer of the NPR News magazine All Things Considered. She was named NPR vice president for news in April 2007 and held that post until January 2011 when she left the network due to her role in the dismissal of Juan Williams.[3] She was executive editor at the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity.[4]

She attended Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, New York, and is a Smith College graduate. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Rabbi David Saperstein.


  1. ^ Ellen Weiss, NPR Biography (broken link)
  2. ^ Kennedy, George; Daryl R. Moen (2007). What good is journalism?: how reporters and editors are saving America's way of life. University of Missouri Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-8262-1730-1. 
  3. ^ "Appetite for info is good news for NPR". New York Daily News. September 29, 2008. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Former NPR News Exec Ellen Weiss Takes Job at Center for Public Integrity".