Thursday, August 24, 2006


Susan Stamberg, was the first woman to regularly anchor a national nightly news program. That is pretty damn impressive.
This New York City native os one of the pioneers of radio and National Public Radio.

She joinedNPR 1971, previous to that, she served as producer, program director and general manager of WAMU in Washington, D.C.,

Starting in 1972, Stamberg served as co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Her run there lasted for 14 years, after which she moved over to NPR’s Weekend Edition. She started hosting on it's Sunday premiere in January of 1987 and on through October 1989. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the Radio Hall of Fame. other recognitions include the Armstrong and duPont Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Ohio State University's Golden Anniversary Director's Award, the Distinguished Broadcaster Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.

Stamberg is the author of two books, and co-editor of a third. TALK: NPR's Susan Stamberg Considers All Things chronicles her two decades with NPR. Her first book, Every Night at Five: Susan Stamberg's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Book, was published in 1982 by Pantheon. Stamberg also co-edited The Wedding Cake in the Middle of the Road, published in 1992

As a host, her conversational style and intelligence Her thousands of interviews include conversations with Nancy Reagan, Annie Liebowitz, Rosa Parks and James Baldwin. In May of this year, in an interesting ouroboros she offered some advice to the Katie Couric, first woman selected to anchor the national nightly news, solo, for a major TV network. Here