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Chatting With One Of NPR’s ‘Founding Mothers’ Susan Stamberg

Susan Stamberg
Susan Stamberg
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With a career in broadcast journalism that spans over fifty years, Susan Stamberg is one of the most respected figures in media today and continues to be a recognizable voice on NPR’s airwaves.

Stamberg is considered one of NPR’s “founding mothers”. She began her career with the organization as a co-host on All Things Considered, becoming the first woman to regularly anchor a nightly news cast. Since then, she’s hosted Weekend Edition Sunday, written multiple books, and has ventured into broadcast television. She is currently reporting on cultural issues as a special correspondent for Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Sunday.

She’s received every major award in broadcasting, including the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and the Distinguished Broadcaster Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. She was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Now, her legacy is set to be memorialized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as the first public radio journalist to receive the honor.

Today on AirTalk, guest host Lisa Napoli chats with Susan Stamberg on her broadcasting career, how the medium has changed overtime, and what it means to work in radio today.


Susan Stamberg, special correspondent for National Public Radio; “Founding Mother” of NPR; she tweets at @stamberg