NPR's Diane Rehm To Retire In 2016
December 8, 2015 at 5:18 PM (PT)
DIANE REHM has announced that she will retire from her show on NPR and AMERICAN UNIVERSITY News-Talk WAMU/WASHINGTON at the end of the 2016 presidential election, at a date to be determined.
"DIANE, WAMU and NPR are working together closely on what comes next, and we are in active conversations about WAMU's plans for a successor program for the public radio morning audience," said WAMU GM J.J. YORE. "We are excited about the ideas we are developing and the talent we are considering. We are committed to finding a successor who will honor DIANE's legacy and the qualities listeners treasure about her show -- civil discourse and deep conversations about the issues of the day with listeners as part of the conversation -- while also reflecting changing audience needs and habits."
REHM joined WAMU in 1973 and began hosting middays in 1979; the show, originally "KALIEDOSCOPE," was renamed after REHM in 1984. She will release her next book, "ON MY OWN," in 2016.