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Bill Chappell is an American journalist who works as a writer, editor as well as a reporter. He is the writer of the NPR flagship news blog known as the Two- Way based in Washington D.C. He also works together with the Morning Edition radio staff as well as NPR’s verticals such as All Tech Considered and frequently contributes for The Salt. His work for NPR includes being the lead writer for online coverage of several Olympic Games, from London in 2012 and Rio in 2016 to Pyeongchang in 2018 – stints that also included posting numerous videos and photos to NPR’s Instagram and other branded accounts. He has also previously been NPR.org’s homepage editor.
He established the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps on NPR’s website along with the National Press Foundation’s Excellence in Online Journalism award.; his other works and assignments also include being the lead web producer for NPR’s trip to Asia’s Grand Trunk Road. He has also coordinated special digital features for Morning Edition and Fresh Air, in addition to editing the rundown of All Things Considered. While working at NPR, he has trained both digital and radio staff to tell compelling stories, promoting more collaboration between departments and desks. Previously, he was a key editorial member of the small team that performed one of NPR’s largest website redesigns.
Before he went to work with NPR, he was part of the Assignment Desk at CNN International, working along with reporters in areas from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. He was also an editor and produced stories for the CNN.com features division, before moving on to edit video and produce stories for Sports Illustrated’s website.
While his career was in its early stages, he wrote about movies, restaurants, and music for alternative weeklies, in addition to his first job: editing the police blotter.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in English and History.
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