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NPR picks L.A. media veteran Jarl Mohn as its new chief

NPR picks L.A. media veteran Jarl Mohn as its new chief

Pasadena public radio station KPCC-FM (89.3) grabbed the national spotlight with Friday's announcement that Jarl Mohn, the media industry veteran who ran E! Entertainment Television through most of the 1990s, will be National Public Radio's next president and chief executive. He succeeds interim President and CEO Paul G. Haaga Jr. starting in July. Mohn, who was the founding president and CEO of the media investment company Liberty Digital and held a senior position at MTV and VH1 before going to E!, is currently chairman of KPCC's parent company, Southern California Public Radio (SCPR). He's been on the board of KPCC for 12 years and chair of the board for the past 2...

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