Terence Samuel
Terence Samuel

Terence Samuel, VP and executive editor at NPR News, is joining USA Today as editor-in-chief on July 10.

Samuel has been with NPR since 2017, most recently serving as managing editor, news. He was previously deputy national political editor at the Washington Post. He has also served as editorial programming director at AOL, and has been a correspondent and writer for US News & World Report, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Philadelphia Inquirer,and Roanoke Times.

Samuel will oversee the national publication, which says it serves 75 million readers monthly, and is charged with guiding its growth.

“With his reputation of leading award-winning newsrooms and fostering cultural change, Terry will be instrumental in the next phase of growth at USA TODAY,” said Gannett chief content officer Kristin Roberts.

Michael McCarter, who served as interim editor-in-chief of the paper, and was previously managing editor, opinion, standards, ethics & inclusion, has been promoted to VP of Opinion.