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Edith Chapin ’83, Chair of The Masters School Board of Trustees, has been inducted into Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement.
“These alumni truly represent the best of Medill,” Medill Dean Bradley J. Hamm said of this year’s inductees. “They have distinguished themselves in their fields and are a credit to their alma mater. We are proud to recognize their outstanding achievements.”
The Hall of Achievement was established in 1997 to honor alumni whose distinctive careers have had positive effects on their fields, according to Northwestern University.
Ms. Chapin is the Executive Editor of NPR News. In this role, she oversees all desks and reporters, and helps set the agenda for the entire News division. Before joining NPR in 2012, she spent 25 years at CNN – most recently, as the vice president and deputy bureau chief of CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau.
Her work has been recognized with the journalism industry's highest honors, including a 2005 George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, a 2005 Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award for CNN's coverage of the tsunami disaster in South Asia, and a 1997 Cable ACE award for extended breaking news coverage of Rwanda and Zaire. She contributed to Covering Catastrophe (Bonus Books, 2002), a book recounting the events of 9/11 in an oral history format.
Ms. Chapin, who has been a Trustee since 2001, became Chair of the Board on July 1, 2017.