Michel Martin Will Host Weekends; Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers Will Join Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel Weekdays
When can you hear the new hosts?
Monday, September 21 Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers make their debut as official weekday hosts of All Things Considered.
Saturday, October 3 Michel Martin's first day hosting the weekend broadcasts of All Things Considered.
July 9, 2015; Washington, D.C. – All Things Considered, NPR's flagship evening drive-time show, is getting two additional weekday Hosts—Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers—and a new weekend Host—Michel Martin. Together with current All Things Considered Hosts Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish, the expanded host lineup helps NPR keep pace with the way audiences are consuming news in evening drive-time and opens new doors to audience growth. The changes take effect in September.
"We are evolving the structure and sound of All Things Considered to engage current and new audiences and make the most of the incredible talent we have on staff," said Chris Turpin, Vice President of News Programming and Operations and former longtime Executive Producer of All Things Considered.
"Adding these voices to our afternoon lineup seven days a week increases our ability to sound like America and the communities we cover," said Michael Oreskes, NPR Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director. "With these changes, our listeners will benefit from a whole new range of stories, sources and perspectives."
The expanded hosting team brings a broad spectrum of professional and personal experiences to their roles.
Veteran foreign correspondent Kelly McEvers will trade her current post as NPR National Desk Correspondent for the role of weekday host of All Things Considered and will be based at NPR West. It will be the first time weekday All Things Considered will have a bicoastal presence. McEvers previously ran NPR's Beirut bureau, where she earned multiple awards for her 2012 coverage of the Syrian conflict.
NPR London Correspondent Ari Shapiro will return to Washington, D.C., to join Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel in the studio weekdays. This adds All Things Considered host to Shapiro's NPR resume that includes starting as an intern to serving as NPR White House Correspondent.
Michel Martin will become the new weekend host of All Things Considered, building on her deep reporting and interviewing experience as former host of Tell Me More and across print and TV, including reporting for ABC News. Her live event series with NPR Member stations, "Michel Martin: Going There," will continue.
In significant behind the scenes changes, Carline Watson, former Executive Producer of Tell Me More, will become All Things Considered's weekday Executive Producer, bringing her broad experience and rigorous journalistic leadership to the program. Long time NPR Producer and Editor Kenya Young will become the weekend show's Executive Producer of All Things Considered; she has been an Acting Supervising Editor of Morning Edition.
All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations in 1971; it now airs on more than 700 radio stations and is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country.
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