Jean Cochran Exiting NPR
October 31, 2013 at 4:03 AM (PT)
NPR news anchor JEAN COCHRAN is exiting the network at the end of the year, announcing on MONDAY via a tweet, "It's official: I've accepted NPR's generous buyout. Leaving at the end of the year. Anyone need a newscast, I do birthdays, and bar mitzvahs!" Later, she added, "I am most gratified by the warm response to my rather flippant announcement today. Means a lot. I do not leave this great job lightly.... A bummer in many ways for me, too. But they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Others leaving, too."
COCHRAN joined NPR in 1981 as an Associate Producer for MORNING EDITION before moving into news full-time in JULY 1989. She was part of the PEABODY Award-winning team that was honored for its 9/11 coverage. Before NPR, she worked at WAMU/WASHINGTON, WVMT/BURLINGTON, VT, and WCFR/SPRINGFIELD, VT.