WBEZ's Ammad Omar Joining NPR
September 28, 2011 at 3:51 AM (PT)
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA noncommercial News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO News Desk Editor AMMAD OMAR is exiting the station to join NPR as Editor of MICHEL MARTIN's "TELL ME MORE," reports TIME OUT CHICAGO's ROBERT FEDER.
OMAR joined WBEZ as a news intern in APRIL 2006, was named host of "GLOBAL OVERNIGHT" in JANUARY 2007, and moved to Morning News Producer and Assignment Editor in NOVEMBER 2007 before being named News Desk Editor. He previously worked as a news anchor for INDUS VISION in KARACHI, PAKISTAN and interned at the Pakistani Embassy in WASHINGTON.