Neal Carruth is Senior Director, On-Demand News Programming at NPR. Carruth oversees teams working on many of NPR’s most popular podcasts, including Embedded, Hidden Brain, Planet Money, and Rough Translation. In this role, he helps nurture programming innovation and the development of new content. He has been a leader in NPR’s daily news podcasting strategy, helping launch Up First and The Indicator from Planet Money. He also strengthens connections between NPR’s podcast portfolio, NPR’s newsroom, and NPR Member stations.
Until 2016, Carruth was the Supervising Senior Editor of NPR’s Business Desk. He led NPR’s coverage of global business and economics, including reports on such topics as fiscal and monetary policy, technology, the workplace, and consumer behavior. Before running business coverage, Carruth was the Supervising Editor of NPR’s Election Unit, leading the network’s coverage of the 2012 elections. For 4 years, Carruth served as the Supervising Senior Producer of NPR’s All Things Considered, where he managed daily production of the flagship afternoon newsmagazine.
For his business journalism, Carruth is a recipient of a 2017 Peabody Award and a 2016 Gerald Loeb Award. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, Carruth majored in psychology.