Dwane Brown To Anchor NPR Newscasts From West Coast During 'All Things Considered'
October 22, 2015 at 3:34 PM (PT)
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY News-Talk KPBS-F and PBS affiliate KPBS-TV/SAN DIEGO news anchor DWANE BROWN has been named the new west coast news anchor for NPR's "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED." BROWN will anchor bottom-of-the-hour newscasts between 4:30 and 9:30p (ET) (1:30 to 6:30p (PT)).
BROWN, who has served two stints at KPBS bracketing work at CBS RADIO, CBS O&O WCBS-TV (CBS 2)/NEW YORK, and CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC-F and CUMULUS News-Talk KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, will start on the new position on JANUARY 25th and will be based at NPR WEST in CULVER CITY, CA. He has most recently been primarily anchoring KPBS-TV's "EVENING EDITION."
NPR Newscast Exec. Producer ROBERT GARCIA wrote in a memo to staff, "An NPR WEST Newscast presence during ATC will give new life to the broadcasts at a time the WEST COAST is still up and thriving while the EAST COAST is beginning to wind down for the day. Having a long-term CALIFORNIA resident, like DWANE, who is familiar with the culture, lifestyle, news, geography and history of the region is invaluable and will make a great compliment to KELLY MCEVER’s WEST COAST hosting and reporting presence on ATC.
"This move also strengthens our editorial and news gathering processes as DWANE is an excellent reporter and in case of major breaking WEST COAST news, can serve in that capacity as well. Additionally, NPR WEST is an important part of our disaster recovery plans and having a permanent Newscast presence in CULVER CITY, will be extremely helpful if we should ever lose our broadcasting capabilities from WASHINGTON."