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NPR Chief Says Network Positioned for Growth After Struggles

NPR, Jarl Mohn

After years of leadership changes and funding deficits, NPR’s new president and CEO says the public radio network has turned a corner and is positioning itself to grow its already sizable audience and funding.

Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio and television executive who created E! Entertainment Television, helped launch MTV and VH1 and formed his own venture capital firm, is now nearing the end of his first year leading NPR.

His commercial media roots may prove critical in charting NPR’s future.

Mohn says NPR is set to break even financially in 2015 for the first time in six years. Now NPR is also looking to build new potential businesses in live events with local stations and is working to increase revenue from podcasts.