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Boston’s NPR news station, WBUR, has named Richard Chacón executive director of news content. In the newly created position, he will oversee all of the station’s local news content and resources for both radio and digital reporting. Chacón, a 2005 Nieman Fellow, started his career in journalism at WBUR in 1984 while still a student at Boston University. He has worked in a variety of roles at The Boston Globe and has held several public policy and public affairs roles, notably overseeing the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants and serving as director of policy for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Most recently, he has managed a capital campaign for MIT.

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