Keith Woods

by Justin Cates
Keith Woods
Chief Diversity Officer

Keith Woods is Chief Diversity Officer at NPR.

In this role, Woods leads and supports NPR’s efforts to bring greater diversity to its audience, content and staffing while creating a workplace where a diverse staff can grow and thrive.

In addition, he’s a resource for staff at more than 260 Member stations across the country. Woods also heads up the editorial Training team, which helps strengthen and support the work of NPR’s journalists.

Woods came to NPR in 2010 to lead the organization’s corporate diversity strategy and has worked with the newsroom on increasing the diversity of sources. Before joining NPR, Woods was Dean of Faculty of The Poynter Institute, a school for journalists. There, he led a dynamic faculty and taught seminars on race relations, diversity, ethics, reporting and personal essay writing. He is co-author of The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity.

Woods spent 16 years at the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a sportswriter, news reporter, city editor, editorial writer, and columnist.

Woods is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Dillard University and the Tulane University School of Social Work.

0 comment