Audie Cornish Named New Host Of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday
May 12, 2011 at 8:08 AM (PT)
The retiring LIANE HANSEN's replacement as host of NPR's WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY will be reporter and fill-in host AUDIE CORNISH. HANSEN's last show will be MAY 29th; CORNISH, the former BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial WBUR/BOSTON reporter who has been with the network since 2006, will take over in the FALL.
NPR Exec. Dir./News Programming ELLEN MCDONNELL said, "AUDIE is an outstanding journalist and a wonderful storyteller. Audiences will connect with her warmth, curiosity and humor. We're thrilled she is taking on this new role."
"I'm honored and excited to follow in LIANE HANSEN's footsteps," said CORNISH. "She has made WEEKEND EDITION essential in the lives of millions of NPR listeners."