Jarl Mohn

President and CEO, NPR

Jarl Mohn

Jarl Mohn is president and CEO of NPR, one of the nation’s most trusted sources of news and cultural content. In this capacity, Mohn oversees NPR’s strategy to continue NPR’s mission to create a more informed public by working in partnership with Member stations across the country.

Mohn’s deep media experience has spanned all media platforms as well as rapid changes in audience trends. He spent almost 20 years in radio, many as a disc jockey at stations including WNBC in New York. In addition to his on-air work in radio, he served as a programmer, general manager, and owner of a group of radio stations. He created E! Entertainment Television and served as its president and CEO for almost a decade. He is the former executive vice president and general manager of MTV and VH1 where he architected the strategy of long-form programming at the heart of the network today and diversified the networks' audiences by developing innovative programming around alternative music formats. He was also the founding president and CEO of Liberty Digital, a public company that invested in cable networks, the internet and online businesses.

Prior to joining NPR in July of 2014, Mohn served the board of trustees of Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) for more than a decade, including two years as chairman. He also spent over 12 years on the board of The Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, including six years as its chair. He has also been a corporate director and advisor to a number of media companies, making direct early stage angel and seed investments in digital media/technology ventures. Since 2008 he has served on the board of Scripps Networks Interactive. He and his wife Pamela created The Mohn Family Foundation in 2000.

He attended Temple University, where he studied Mathematics and Philosophy.