Renée Montagne To Step Back From Co-Hosting NPR's 'Morning Edition,' Will Be Special Correspondent
July 18, 2016 at 8:18 AM (PT)
NPR "MORNING EDITION" co-host RENÉE MONTAGNE has announced that she will be "stepping back" from hosting and concentrating on long-form reporting for the network as Special Correspondent.
The change will take place after NOVEMBER's election; MONTAGNE, co-host of the show since 2004, will continue to be based at NPR WEST in CULVER CITY, CA, and will be heard on "MORNING EDITION" and other news magazines and will occasionally guest-host "WEEKEND EDITION." STEVE INSKEEP and DAVID GREENE continue as co-hosts of "MORNING EDITION."
"Hosting MORNING EDITION is an all-consuming, daily rush into the world, where tales are told with passion and intelligence in collaboration with colleagues who are, quite simply, family," said MONTAGNE. "I've treasured every one of these 12 years. Exciting as it's been to reside at the heart of the news of the day, this chance to engage with the world in a different way is equally alluring: to take the time to uncover many layers, to go in unexpected directions, to linger on the language. And what better time than after the election, when one era ends, and another begins."