Liane Hansen Plans Exit From NPR's 'Weekend Edition Sunday'
June 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM (PT)
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO "WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY" host LIANE HANSEN has informed listeners that she will leave the show at the end of MAY 2011. HANSEN wrote on the NPR website that "at the end of MAY next year, my contract with NPR and the lease on my deluxe apartment in the city expire, and I will hand over this chair to someone new. It's not you, it's me. I've made the personal decision to move to where I have always wanted to live -- by the ocean.
"Over the next year, you'll hear a number of voices in front of this mic while I have the chance to visit as many public radio stations as possible to meet and to thank you and the station people who have trusted and supported me all these years. My colleagues, on whom I rely more than I can say, have suggested I put together a bucket list of stories to do and people to interview in the time we still have together. I also welcome all your ideas."