Headshot of John Lansing

John Lansing, President of NPR, will join the USC Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) in March as a Senior Fellow.

“With his background as the President of the Scripps Networks, overseeing U.S. International Broadcasting as the CEO of the US Agency for Global Media, and then running National Public Radio, Lansing brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the USC Annenberg School’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy,” said CCLP’s Director Geoffrey Cowan. “We look forward to working with him on a wide variety of issues involving news at the local, national and international level.”

Lansing said in a statement: “I’m looking forward to this next chapter of my work in supporting excellence in journalism following my retirement from NPR at the end of March.” You can see NPR’s bio of Lansing at https://www.npr.org/people/770270513/john-lansing

Lansing will join CCLP’s Washington DC team based at the new USC Capitol Campus, which opened last year.  In Washington, CCLP presents monthly forums on subjects including democratic resilience, national security public diplomacy and AI and election cybersecurity, and a monthly Africa-US trans-Atlantic dialogue.

Lansing joins more than 50 CCLP Senior Fellows; a full list is at https://communicationleadership.usc.edu/fellows/senior-fellows/

Lansing’s predecessor as NPR President, Jarl Mohn, is a member of the CCLP Advisory Board. A full list of Board members is at https://communicationleadership.usc.edu/about/advisory-board/