Brian Watt Named Morning Edition Host At KQED/San Francisco
March 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM (PT)
KQED, INC./NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING News-Talk KQED-F/SAN FRANCISCO has named SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO News-talk KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES reporter BRIAN WATT as local host/anchor for NPR's "MORNING EDITION," beginning APRIL 11th.
"BRIAN's passion for public service, great voice and depth of experience are exactly what we were looking for in a news anchor," said Exec. Editor for News HOLLY KERNAN. "He'll be a terrific addition to a very talented team, and we look forward to having BRIAN guide us through the local news landscape each morning."
"KQED is a gold standard in local public broadcasting, so I'm honored, thrilled and humbled to get this opportunity," added WATT. "This is the work that I've always wanted to do, in a place where I've always wanted to live. I'm very proud of my accomplishments as a reporter, but my ultimate goal in public radio has always been to host or anchor, to tell listeners things they need to know and bring them stories that they want to hear."