Chief Operating Officer
National Public Radio
Will Lee is NPR’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he oversees the Technology; Audience Technology; Product; Content Operations; Research, Archives & Data Strategy; Member Partnership; and Change Management & Transformation teams. This portfolio brings together the teams that are leading the way in how NPR reaches and serves audiences now and into the future.
Lee believes that NPR is a media force and a news institution like no other in the world and that its journalistic mission is more essential and critical to the American public than ever before. He is excited to work closely with NPR’s network of member stations to ignite and drive continued growth, transformation, and brand momentum to reach new and more diverse audiences everywhere they encounter NPR.
Lee is an experienced media executive with a strong track record of digital innovations and brand transformation. He brings to this role more than two decades of experience in content creation, audience expansion, brand development, and commitment to and evolution of DEI in organizations.