Audie Cornish To Fill In As NPR 'All Things Considered' Host
November 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM (PT)
MICHELE NORRIS' substitute host on NPR's "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" when she takes leave while her husband works on the OBAMA re-election campaign will be "WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY" host AUDIE CORNISH, according to NPR.ORG. NORRIS is stepping aside from her hosting duties because her husband BRODERICK JOHNSON is serving as Senior Advisor to the President's re-election campaign.
In an email to staff, Acting SVP of News MARGARET LOW SMITH said, "While it was a tough decision to move AUDIE (albeit temporarily) from a program she has quickly made her own, her skills and experience make her the ideal person to step in. She is a warm and familiar voice to NPR audiences and an outstanding journalist and storyteller. AUDIE will be a wonderful complement to ROBERT (SIEGEL) and MELISSA (BLOCK). And, in an Election year, her experience covering CAPITOL HILL and the 2008 presidential election will be a huge plus."