Keith Woods


Keith Woods is vice president of diversity in news and operations at NPR in Washington, D.C. He previously was dean of faculty at The Poynter Institute and a former sportswriter, news reporter, city editor, editorial writer and columnist at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

His professional writing won statewide and national awards, including the 1994 National Headliner award he shared with Times-Picayune colleagues for the 1993 series “Together Apart/The Myth of Race.” Woods co-authored the 2006 book "The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity."

He is a board member of the Florida Society of News Editors and has chaired two Pulitzer Prize juries.