Martin to co-host ‘Morning Edition,’ Garcia-Navarro takes over Sunday duties

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NPR announced new host duties Thursday for its flagship morning programs.

Martin (Photos: Stephen Voss, NPR)

Martin (Photos: Stephen Voss, NPR)

Rachel Martin, Weekend Edition Sunday host, will shift in early December to co-host Morning Edition with Steve Inskeep and David Greene. Martin succeeds Renee Montagne, who will become an NPR special correspondent in November.

Starting in January, Greene will co-host Morning Edition from NPR West in Culver City, Calif., where another newsmagazine host, Kelly McEvers of All Things Considered, began co-anchoring after NPR expanded its ATC team last summer.

Greene

Greene

Also in January, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NPR’s South America correspondent, will take over hosting Weekend Edition Sunday.

“Rachel, Lulu and David share similar qualities,” said Christopher Turpin, NPR v.p. for news and operations in a statement. “They are dynamic journalists, who are terrifically good at live radio, love being out on the road reporting and have a knack for finding stories that reflect the complexity of the world we live in.”

“Our belief is these changes will help us maintain the extraordinary audience growth we have seen over the past year,” Turpin said.