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Eli Broad appoints head of philanthropic education efforts




Eli Broad, left, has appointed Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, to lead his foundation.
Eli Broad, left, has appointed Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, to lead his foundation.
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Philanthropist Eli Broad has donated billions of dollars over the years, and a nice chunk of it has gone to public education.

Now 80 years old, Broad says its time to groom a replacement to run his foundation and he's hired a high profile operative from Washington, D.C., to do the job.

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.