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NPR is pleased to announce that on November 17, Jeff Sine was elected by the NPR Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. Sine first joined the board in 2017, serving as Public Director.
“I am proud to chair the NPR Board because I believe in the mission that guides public radio,” said Sine. “I believe we are one of the last sources of independent journalism that is open to all. It is a mission that gets me out of bed in the morning. It is a strong call to action. NPR and NPR member stations represent the truth and integrity. and fact-based journalism. That’s our core value proposition. When I take on this role, I do so with particular attention to how the NPR board can promote trust: audiences’ trust in our content and the trust between the individual organizations that make up the NPR Network”.
NPR’s 23-member board of directors is made up 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 and confirmed by the board by NPR Member Stations, the President of the NPR Foundation and the President and CEO of NPR.
Sine is a co-founder and partner of the Raine Group. Prior to founding the Raine Group, she was vice president and global head of investment banking in technology, media and telecommunications at UBS Investment Bank. She joined UBS in April 2001 and was appointed to the board in 2003. Prior to that, she was global head of media investment banking at Morgan Stanley. Her clients include many of the world’s leading media, technology and communications companies. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Sine was a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London. He is also a current or past member of the board of the Manhattan Theater Club, the International Society of Radio and Television, the Museum of Television and Center for Radio Media, the USC Annenberg School of Communication/Law Center Joint Venture, ITHAKA, Educational Testing Service (President), TelevisaUnivision and American University. She 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 of Raine’s portfolio companies and subsidiaries. She has a BA from American University and a JD from the University of Southern California.