Marketplace and BBC partner on new morning broadcast

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Marketplace and the BBC World Service announced Tuesday a new daily broadcast covering global business.

Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service launches Sept. 5 and will originate live from London with the BBC’s Anu Anand, a veteran journalist, as host.

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Wood, left, talks with Anand, host of the new ‘Marketplace’ morning series, and Brancaccio.

The new broadcast will feed at 5:51 a.m. ET, before Marketplace Morning Report with host David Brancaccio. During an APM-hosted luncheon at the Public Radio Program Directors conference in Washington, D.C., Brancaccio said the new broadcast will be “a great way to give people an early warning about what happened when they were asleep regarding resources, regarding money, regarding markets and innovation.”

Marketplace Tech will continue to air, but Molly Wood, co-host of the podcast Make Me Smart and senior tech correspondent, will take over as host. Wood announced her new role at the conference. APM will announce more details about the future of that show soon, a spokesperson said.

Deborah Clark, senior VP and general manager of Marketplace, said in a press release that the new morning program from the BBC World Service aims to provide U.S. listeners with “a fresh global perspective to start their day.”

“We see this collaboration as an important element in realizing our goal to increase the economic intelligence of all Americans by applying global context and tying it together for U.S. audiences,” she added.