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Edith C. Chapin

Edith Chapin (BSJ87) was inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement in 2017.

She is the acting chief content officer, senior vice president and editor in chief at NPR News. Name a significant news event in the last few decades and Chapin’s probably been there -- either on the ground, producing, reporting or directing coverage as an executive or manager.

After graduating from Medill, Chapin worked her way up the ranks at CNN from intern to vice president and deputy bureau chief of CNN’s Washington bureau.

She served as CNN’s New York Bureau chief and managing editor during the time of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Before that, in the early ’90s, she produced groundbreaking reports across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Chapin’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina for CNN in 2005 earned a George Foster Peabody Award. That same year, she also won an Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award for CNN’s reporting on the catastrophic tsunami in South Asia.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.