Stu Seidel

Stu Seidel is the Managing Editor for Standards and Practice for NPR News.

In this role, Seidel serves as the lead voice on ethical issues for NPR News and Content and works closely with producers, editors and reporters on ethical questions and situations.

Seidel previously served as Deputy Managing Editor for News, a role in which he played a key part in leading NPR's news gathering operations, including the work of the editors, producers and reporters on the Arts, Business, International, National, Science and Washington Desks. Seidel first came to work at NPR in 1996, serving as an editor on Morning Edition and on the Foreign, National and Washington Desks. In 1999, he spent a year as Senior Editor of Marketplace and returned to NPR late that year as Senior Editor of Weekend Edition Sunday.

During his more than four decades as a journalist, Seidel has traveled to 47 states and more than 40 countries on five continents to report on or to supervise coverage of many of the biggest news stories of our day. While at UPI in Paris, Seidel reported on the negotiations to end the war in Vietnam; and while at Newsweek, he oversaw the magazine's on-the-ground coverage of the Jonestown mass murders and suicides, the war in Grenada, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the shooting of Pope John Paul II, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1984 Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and the 1984 Republican and Democratic conventions. In 2011, from Tokyo, Seidel led NPR's coverage the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan.

He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.

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