Kinsey Wilson has played a leadership role in digital media for more than a decade. As a senior news executive he has provided strategic and operational oversight of print and online news operations and been a leader in industry organizations during a period of rapid technological and cultural change. He joined NPR as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media in October 2008, with responsibility for NPR’s web, podcasting and mobile operations. With Ellen Weiss, NPR’s Senior Vice President for News, he oversees the online news and music staffs. Wilson began his journalism career at Chicago’s legendary City News Bureau where he covered cops and worked the overnight desk. He was a print reporter for 15 years, seven of them at Newsday, before he made the leap to online media in 1995. Immediately prior to joining NPR, Wilson was executive editor of USA TODAY, with shared responsibility for strategic planning, product development and day-to-day news management of one of the nation’s most widely read news publications. He played a key role in the merger of the 500-person print and online news staff and helped spearhead an award-winning redesign of the website. Under his leadership, USATODAY.com was an early pioneer in the integration of social media and the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 Online News Association award for general excellence. From 2000-2005, Wilson was Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of USATODAY.com. He expanded the mission and staffing of the site, developed third-party partnerships and led the staff through coverage of major news events including the disputed 2000 presidential election, the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina. From 1995 to 2000, Wilson served in a variety of senior management positions at Congressional Quarterly, where he helped spearhead the company’s early web strategy. He is past president of the Online News Association (2007), chaired the national advisory board of the Poynter Institute from 2006-2008 and served as a juror for the 2008 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. He currently serves on the advisory board to the journalism school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 1979, specializing in African studies. He and his wife have lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1995. They have two daughters.