The chief executive of National Public Radio has left the organization after a number of disputes with the Board of Directors, reports The Washington Post.. The board declined to renew Ken Stern’s contract yesterday, a decision that NPR did not discuss with the newspaper but that some people at NPR attribute to disputes between Mr. Stern and the board members over new and expanded programs. Mar 10, 2008 · PULLMAN — Dennis Haarsager, associate vice president and general manager of Northwest Public Radio (NWPR), has been appointed interim chief executive officer of National Public Radio. Haarsager’s new duties begin immediately.

Mar 07, 2008 · Insiders say that National Public Radio (NPR)'s CEO Ken Stern lost his job yesterday in a shockingly abrupt fashion. My sources say that Board Chair Dennis Haarsager simply walked into Stern's... Nov 12, 2008 · Vivian Schiller, who heads the online operations of The New York Times, will leave the paper to become the president and chief executive of National Public Radio, the network announced on Tuesday.