National Public Radio

Chief Executive Officer:

Mr. Jarl Mohn, also known as Troe, has been the Chief Executive Officer at National Public Radio, Inc. since May 12, 2014. Mr. Mohn serves as a Professional at Lightspan, Inc. He serves as an Executive Advisor at Corridor Capital, LLC and specializes in media, entertainment and media technology. He has been a Strategic Advisor of Glam Media, Inc. since December 14, 2006. He serves as a Member of Strategic Advisery Board for Vobile, Inc. He serves as a Member of Business Advisory Team at Rexter, LLC. Mr. Mohn divides his time between being a corporate director and advisor to various media companies, making direct investments in digital media companies, technologies that support them. He served as Advisor at Greycroft Partners LLC. He served as a Senior Advisor of MobiTV, Inc. from June 2005 to August 2011. He served as Special Advisor of Ideation Acquisition Corp. He served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of MobiTV from May 2007 to October 2007. He has a successful 19-year career in radio, where he began as a Disc Jockey, programmer, General Manager and Owner of a group of radio stations. He is a Private Investor with over 19 years experience in radio. Mr. Mohn served as Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Digital, Inc., from 1999 to March 29, 2002. He created E! Entertainment Television, Inc. serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer from January 1990 to December 1998. From 1986 to 1989, he served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of MTV and VH1. He served as Chairman of CNET Networks Inc. since October 11, 2006 and its Director since December 11, 2003. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Vobile, Inc and Amplify.LA. He is a Director of Kickapps Corporation since July 2006. He has been a Director of MTVi, Group Inc since February 2000 and Riot Games, Inc. since December 2009. He serves as a Director of nProgress, Inc. He serves as a Director of ThisWeekIn, Inc; Vuze, Inc. (Fanhattan, Inc.) and Pacific Community Ventures. He has been a Member of Advisory Board of Mode Media Corporation (formerly Glam Media, Inc.) since December 14, 2006. He serves as a Trustee of Southern California Public Radio. Mr. Mohn serves as President of Mohn Family Foundation. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Cappello Capital Corp. He served as a Director of comScore, Inc., since June 2008 until July 22, 2014. He served as a Director of The Rubicon Project, Inc. from May 2008 to May 13, 2015. He served as a Director of MobiTV, Inc., from June 2005 to August 2011. He served as a Director of The E. W. Scripps Company (formerly, Scripps E W Co.), from May 2002 to July 1, 2008 and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and XM Satellite Radio, Inc. from May 2004 to July 2008. He served as a Director of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (formerly LodgeNet Entertainment Corp.) from 2002 to March 2005. He served as a Director of NewStar Media Inc since September 30, 1997. He was a Director of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. since July 01, 2008 until March 6, 2018. He served as a Director of Game Show Network, DMX Music and Liberty Digital, Inc. He served as a Director of ARTISTdirect Inc. since January 2002. Mr. Mohn attended Temple University, where he studied Mathematics and Philosophy.

Total Lobby Spend:

2018: $669,000

2017: $616,000

2016: $474,500

2018 Contributions:


Contribution Split:         

100% Democrats / 0% Republicans

Core Issues:

Federal Budget & Appropriations, Radio & TV Broadcasting, Copyright, Patent & Trademark

Outside Counsel:

Navigators Global

Philmore B Anderson – Special Assistant, Vice President Dan Quayle, The White House – Deputy Assistant, Chairman Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee – Convention Manager, Campaign America, 1996 Republican National Convention – Deputy Director, Victory America, Governor Carroll Campbell – Founder, Executive Director, Financial Services Coordinating Council – Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, George Washington University – BA, Virginia Tech –

In–House Counsel:

Joni Lupovitz – Senior Director, Public Policy, NPR – Principal, Potomac Technology Law + Policy – Vice President, Policy, Common Sense Media – Chief of Staff, Attorney Advisor to Commissioner Leibowitz, Federal Trade Commission – Partner, Litigation Associate, McDermott Will & Wmery LLP – Director of Communications, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, State of Rhode Island – JD, The George Washington University Law School – BA, McGill University –

115th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R. 1551  Musical Works Modernization Act