Christopher Turpin
Chief of Staff to the President
Christopher Turpin is Chief of Staff at NPR. In this role, Turpin liaises with the News and Programming divisions and helps the CEO manage the operations of the executive team and critical projects.

Before his appointment to Chief of Staff, Turpin served as Vice President for Special Projects+Innovation at NPR. He was responsible for leveraging the NPR newsroom to tell stories in new, innovative and more impactful ways, and for elevating NPR's public service journalism in all its myriad forms across our newsroom and the NPR system.

Previously, he served as NPR's interim Senior Vice President for News and Editorial Director, overseeing NPR's newsroom and its operations. He moved into that role after serving as NPR's Vice President of News Programming and Operations, where he oversaw all news programs, newscasts, news operations, innovation in news storytelling and training, ensuring NPR's continued excellence across a range of journalistic skills.

Prior to that, Turpin was the Executive Producer of All Things Considered, NPR's afternoon newsmagazine. On a daily basis he guided the show's editorial direction and managed the show's production staff.

Arriving at NPR in January 2000, Turpin spent two years as All Things Considered's Supervising Senior Producer, responsible for the day-to-day running of the show. During his time at NPR, Turpin has contributed to All Things Considered's coverage of breaking news events such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq War, and Hurricane Katrina. Along with these major stories, Turpin was part of the All Things Considered production team in Chengdu, China, covering the devastating earthquake there in 2008.

A native of England, Turpin started his broadcasting career volunteering at his local community and public radio station during graduate school. He then worked for Monitor Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, over the span of eight years, moving from production assistant to running the morning and evening newsmagazine programs.
Christopher Turpin