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NPR In the News: Everyday Is Like Sunday Edition

NPR News recently announced that Audie Cornish would be the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday, taking over for long-time host Liane Hansen who is retiring the end of this month. Audie's move to this prominent role was covered by the press and media trades:

The Buzz
Washington Post

Audie Cornish has been named the new host of Weekend Edition on NPR. I think I know how I'll be spending my Sunday mornings from here on out.

New Anchors for NPR and PBS News Shows
New York Times Artsbeat
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Two public broadcasting anchor chairs are getting new occupants. Audie Cornish, National Public Radio's Congressional correspondent, will be the new host of "Weekend Edition Sunday," NPR announced Thursday, while PBS's Jim Lehrer said he is stepping down from a regular anchor role on the "PBS NewsHour" effective June 6.

Cornish the 'Storyteller' Moves to Sunday Mornings
Mediabistro's FishbowlDC

NPR's Audie Cornish will be the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Liane Hansen, who has been hosting Weekend Edition for more than 20 years, is set to retire. Her final show is Sunday, May 29. Cornish has been covering Capitol Hill since 2009.

Cornish named host of 'Weekend Edition Sunday'
Poynter

Audie Cornish, a reporter and substitute host for NPR since 2006, will replace Liane Hansen, who is retiring after hosting "Weekend Edition Sunday" for more than 20 years. (Her final show airs May 29.) Before coming to NPR, Cornish was a political reporter for WBUR, the public radio station in Boston.

NPR names Audie Cornish to host "Weekend Edition Sunday"
Politico

Audie Cornish, who has been reporting on the House and Senate for NPR and was part of the broadcaster's political team for the 2008 elections, has been promoted to host of "Weekend Edition Sunday."

Audie Cornish to Host NPR's Sunday Morning
The Root

Audie Cornish, a reporter and substitute host for NPR since 2006, has been named the new host of "Weekend Edition Sunday," NPR announced on Thursday. She "will be the new voice of Sunday mornings for millions of public radio listeners beginning this fall. Liane Hansen, who has been hosting Weekend Edition for more than 20 years, announced her retirement last year and will broadcast her final show on Sunday, May 29," an announcement said.

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