Alison Stewart Joins NPR
April 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM (PT)
MSNBC anchor and former MTV host ALISON STEWART joins NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO as co-host with LUKE BURBANK of the upcoming new morning show geared towards adults 25-44, to premiere in SEPTEMBER and presently called "THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT." STEWART started her career as Music Director at BROWN UNIVERSITY's commercial Alternative WBRU/PROVIDENCE; she also worked at Top 40 WHTZ (Z100)/NEW YORK and at CBS NEWS and is married to MSNBC VP BILL WOLFF. She also hosts SUNDANCE CHANNEL's "ECOBIZ" segments, which premiered APRIL 17.
"When we first announced this program, we said it would serve a generation of public radio listeners and online visitors who want the high-quality, fact-based journalism of NPR News, but in a different voice," said NPR SVP for Programming JAY KERNIS. "I can’t think of two better journalists to talk with this audience than ALISON and LUKE. From her start at MTV to her recent work at NBC and MSNBC, ALISON has demonstrated that she can deftly handle everything from breaking news to in-depth reporting to live interviews. LUKE has shown that there is a human side to every news event and that you don’t necessarily need to wear a jacket and tie to cover a story. I have no doubt that they will not only become favorites of devoted listeners, but that they will attract new audiences to public radio."