Ellen Weiss To Head Scripps DC News Bureau

Starting In February, the longtime NPR journalist and executive becomes VP and bureau chief overseeing a team of investigative reporters and leading the Scripps Howard News Service.

Ellen Weiss, a journalist and news executive, will take charge of the E.W. Scripps Co.’s multimedia news bureau in Washington, D.C., effective Feb. 11, 2013. She replaces Peter Copeland, who, after a long career with Scripps, is becoming a consulting editor.

As vice president and bureau chief, Weiss will oversee a team of investigative reporters whose stories appear in all Scripps television, newspaper and digital markets, plus guide the company’s daily national coverage and manage the Scripps Howard News Service.

Weiss joins Scripps from the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization, where she was the executive editor in charge of strategic planning and investigative journalism.

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Before joining the nonpartisan organization in 2011, she had a nearly 30-year career with National Public Radio. From early beginnings as a production assistant, she spent nearly two decades on All Things Considered before spending five years as the supervising senior editor of NPR’s national desk. In 2007 she was named SVP of NPR, overseeing the entire news organization of 400 domestic and international journalists.

Weiss is a lecturer and guest speaker on subjects related to media and the press, and she has been recognized with numerous national journalism awards.

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