NPR board of directors elects Jeff Sine as board chair


NPR is pleased to announce that on Nov. 17 Jeff Sine was elected by the NPR board of directors as chair of the board. Sine first joined the board in 2017, serving as a Public Director.

"I am proud to chair the NPR Board because I believe in the mission that guides public radio," said Sine. "I believe that we are one of the very last sources of independent journalism that is open to all. It's a mission that gets me out of bed in the morning. It's a strong call to action. NPR and NPR Member stations represent truth and integrity and fact-based journalism. That is our core value proposition. As I come into this role, I do so with close attention to how the NPR board can promote trust — the trust of audiences in our content, and the trust between the individual organizations that make up the NPR Network."

NPR's 23-member board of directors is comprised of 12 Member Directors who are managers of NPR Member stations and are elected to the Board by their fellow Member stations, nine Public Directors who are prominent members of the public selected by the Board and confirmed by NPR Member stations, the NPR Foundation chair, and the NPR president and CEO.

Sine is a co-founder and partner of the Raine Group. Prior to founding Raine Group, he was vice chairman and Gobal Head of Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking at UBS Investment Bank. He joined UBS in April 2001 and was named a board member in 2003. Prior to that, he was Global Head of Media Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. His clients have included many of the leading global media, technology and communications companies. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Sine was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London. He is also a current or past board member of The Manhattan Theatre Club, The International Radio and Television Society, The Museum of Television and Radio Media Center, The USC Annenberg School of Communication/Law Center Joint Venture, ITHAKA, Educational Testing Service (Chair), TelevisaUnivision and American University. He has also produced many plays and musicals over the past two decades on Broadway and in London's West End, and is a three-time Tony Award winner.

Sine also serves on the boards of many Raine portfolio companies and subsidiaries. He has a B.A. from American University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.


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