Madeleine Brand Joins KPCC/L.A.
March 12, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Former NPR "DAY TO DAY" host MADELEINE BRAND has joined SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES as host of a new, as yet unnamed news magazine program to air daily at 9:10a PT, replacing BBC NEWSHOUR.
"MADELEINE is an amazing journalist, interviewer and field reporter. She has tremendous intellectual bandwidth, but doesn't take herself too seriously," said KPCC President BILL DAVIS. "Adding her to our weekday line-up strengthens SCPR's position as the broadcast news leader in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; and we can't wait to hear her on the air again at 9:00 am."
BRAND added, "I look forward to working with all the excellent journalists at KPCC, and I'm honored to be in the lineup with LARRY (MANTLE) and PAT (MORRISON). Even though I'm part British and love the BBC, I think we need a little more CALIFORNIA in that 9 am hour, and I'm excited to bring it."